Huge Crowd Gathers to Perform Yoga at Kyoto Shrine (Japan in Photos)

A crowd of 1,300 people performing yoga in front of a large torii gate at Heian Shrine in Kyoto. The June 18 gathering of aficionados, planned by a local organization and the Indian consulate for Osaka and Kobe, came three days ahead of International Yoga Day. “It gave me a feeling of peace to spend this period of calm together with so many other people,” said Takashima Misa, a Kyoto resident who has practiced yoga for eight years. (© Jiji)

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