In 2011, crowds swarmed the streets of Tokyo, protesting against the creation of nuclear power plants. This week similar demonstrations took place across the city, with people protesting Japan’s decision to start releasing massive amounts of treated wastewater from the Fukushima nuclear plant into the ocean.
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People celebrate Gudhi Padwa, the Hindu springtime festival, in the Indian state of Maharashtra in 2009. This year, Gudi Padwa and Ugadi are both being celebrated in India on April 13. Gudi Padwa is celebrated in Maharashtra, and the people of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh observe Ugadi. Both festivals mark the first day of the new year, according to the Hindu calendar.
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