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TWELVE OF SIXTEEN FOR PHOTOESSAY YAUSKUNI SHRINE BY BRUCE MEYER..Performers dance during the Mitama festival. The festival is held to commerate the souls of those lost in the war. July 16 2006...Established in 1869 by the Meiji Emperor to commerate those who died in the Boshin War. The shrine now houses the souls or 'kami' of Japan's war dead including 14 A-class war criminals who were interned among the 2.5 million war dead in 1978. Visits to the shrine by Japanese Prime Ministers create tensions with Japan's Asian neighbors.(Photo by Bruce Meyer/2.0 Images)...........