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Season's first snow brings Tokyo to a halt

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The winter's first snowfall blanketed the Japanese capital Tokyo and its environs on Monday, paralysing traffic and stranding young people taking part in traditional coming-of-age ceremonies. 

Women dressed in kimonos walk on a snow covered street to a coming-of-age ceremony in Tokyo on January 14, 2013. The winter's first snowfall blanketed the Japanese capital and its environs, paralysing traffic and stranding young people taking part in traditional coming-of-age ceremonies.

Pedestrians tiptoed through the slush in the luxury Ginza shopping district as a storm system covered much of the Japanese archipelago.

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