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A festival attendee pulls the 200-meter-long, 43-ton rope during the 49th annual Naha Great Tug-of-War Festival, Oct. 13, 2019 at Naha City, Okinawa, Japan. The event symbolizes a struggle between warring factions during the reign of the Ryukyu Kingdom on Okinawa. The event is considered the world’s largest tug-of-war.
191013-M-VV856-2187.JPG Photo By: Lance Cpl. Brennan Beauton

Oct 15, 2019
Naha City, Japan - A festival attendee pulls the 200-meter-long, 43-ton rope during the 49th annual Naha Great Tug-of-War Festival, Oct. 13, 2019 at Naha City, Okinawa, Japan. The event symbolizes a struggle between warring factions during the reign of the Ryukyu Kingdom on Okinawa. The event is considered the world’s largest tug-of-war.


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