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Sumo Wrestling

Sumo wrestlers perform an exercise during training at the Musashigawa Sumo Stable in Beppu, western Japan. Sumo wrestling is a traditional Japanese sport.

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US President Donald Trump attends the Tokyo Grand Sumo Tournament with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and first lady Melania Trump, top right, at Ryogoku Kokugikan Stadium, in Tokyo.

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Mongolian grand champion Hakuho, left, topples champion Takayasu to win their bout during the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament in Nagoya, central Japan. Hakuho set a record of 1,048 carrier match wins in sumo history.

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Mongolian sumo grand champion Harumafuji, second from right, performs his ring entry form before the start of the ritual sumo bouts held at the Yasukuni Shrine, in Tokyo.

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Sumo wrestlers stand in a line to offer prayers at the Yasukuni Shrine before the ritual sumo bouts held at the Shinto shrine, in Tokyo.

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Newly promoted sumo grand champion Kisenosato performs his ring entry form at the Meiji Shrine in Tokyo. Kisenosato is the first Japanese wrestler to earn the coveted rank of "yokozuna," grand champion, since 1998. Accompanying Kisenosato are sward-holder Takayasu, left, and dew-sweeper Shohozan, right.

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Sumo grand champion Hakuho of Mongolia performs his ring entry forms at the Meiji Shrine in Tokyo. The Shinto ritual is part of the annual New Year's celebrations at the shrine.

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An unidentified baby, held by a college sumo wrestler, cries during Naki Sumo or Crying Baby Contest, as a judge looks on at Sensoji temple in Tokyo.

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Sumo Grand champion Hakuho, right, from Mongolia, accompanied by his attendants, sword-bearer Kyokutenho, displays the sumo's ceremonial stamping form during the New Year's ring entering ceremony by grand champions at Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, Japan.

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The art of the grapple Hetal, who doubles as a physical education instructor at a local school, gives Advaita a hands-on demonstration of the different holds employed by sumo wrestlers

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The art of the grapple Hetal, who doubles as a physical education instructor at a local school, gives Advaita a hands-on demonstration of the different holds employed by sumo wrestlers

Apoorva Salkade

The art of the grapple Hetal, who doubles as a physical education instructor at a local school, gives Advaita a hands-on demonstration of the different holds employed by sumo wrestlers

Apoorva Salkade

Fending Advaita’s height advantage mattered little

Apoorva Salkade

Face-off Hetal Dave crouches in the sumo squat position at Mumbai’s Oval Maidan

Apoorva Salkade

Sumo grand champion, from Mongolia displays the sumo's ceremonial stamping form during the New Year's ring entering ceremony by grand champions at Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, Japan.

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A schoolkid wrestles with former sumo wrestler Taiichiro Tashima during a beach sumo promotional event in Tokyo, Japan. Trade in that bikini for a loincloth. Japan's ancient sport sumo is hitting the beach this summer to promote sportsmanship and environmental awareness.

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Sumo referee Kindayu Shikimori, clad in traditional attire, is squashed by two sumo wrestlers, Takanowaka, and Tamanoshima in the third day of the 15-day Grand Sumo Tournament in Nagoya, Japan. Shikimori suffered a fracture in his left heel.

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South Korean Sumo wrestler Kasugao holds onto the push tried on by Japanese elementary school children at a Japanese school in Seoul. Kasugao is promoting next year's Sumo competition in South Korea.

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Tons Of Joy
Wrestling champ ‘Daula’ pins down his English adversary ‘Clark’, to the patent dismay of the referee, at a fundraiser for the Lahore Warplanes Fund, the Police Spitfire Fund and the Minto Park Fund, in Lahore in the late 1930s

Saturday June 7, 2008
When push comes to shove? No, no, this is no David versus Goliath. This is just for fun -- a boy wrestles an unidentified sumo wrestler as part of an exhibition before the start of the Grand Sumo Tournament in Los Angeles. First you had baseball getting popular in Japan, and now you have Sumo wrestling returning the gesture in the US.

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Japanese sumo fans try to get a look at a procession of sumo wrestlers as they leave Tokyo's Yasukuni shrine during an annual spring festival ceremony. The Yasukuni shrine is a Shinto shrine which commemorates Japan's war dead.

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Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Aso poses with Bulgaria's sumo wrestlers during the opening ceremony of a donation to the Bulgarian Sumo Federaton, in the Bulgarian capital Sofia.

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