Malaysia celebrates Bon Odori

Festival is held every summer to honour the spirits of ancestors who have passed away
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Local and Japanese kids mingle during the Bon Odori festival on July 6, 2013 in Shah Alam, Malaysia. Malaysian and Japanese residents celebrate the Bon Odori festival which is held every summer to honor the spirits of ancestors who have passed away. (Getty Images)
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Members of a Japanese Traditional Dance Group perform during the Bon Odori festival on July 6, 2013 in Shah Alam, Malaysia. Malaysian and Japanese residents celebrate the Bon Odori festival which is held every summer to honor the spirits of ancestors who have passed away. (Getty Images)
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Members of a Japanese Traditional Dance Group perform during the Bon Odori festival on July 6, 2013 in Shah Alam, Malaysia. Malaysian and Japanese residents celebrate the Bon Odori festival which is held every summer to honor the spirits of ancestors who have passed away. (Getty Images)
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A member of a Japanese Traditional Dance Group performs during the Bon Odori festival on July 6, 2013 in Shah Alam, Malaysia. Malaysian and Japanese residents celebrate the Bon Odori festival which is held every summer to honor the spirits of ancestors who have passed away. (Getty Images)
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Members of a Japanese Traditional Dance Group perform during the Bon Odori festival on July 6, 2013 in Shah Alam, Malaysia. Malaysian and Japanese residents celebrate the Bon Odori festival which is held every summer to honor the spirits of ancestors who have passed away. (Getty Images)
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Crowds set up their own mat on the grass during the Bon Odori festival on July 6, 2013 in Shah Alam, Malaysia. Malaysian and Japanese residents celebrate the Bon Odori festival which is held every summer to honor the spirits of ancestors who have passed away. (Getty Images)
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The crowd responds to the performance on the stage during the Bon Odori festival on July 6, 2013 in Shah Alam, Malaysia. Malaysian and Japanese residents celebrate the Bon Odori festival which is held every summer to honor the spirits of ancestors who have passed away. (Getty Images)
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Members of a Japanese Traditional Dance Group perform during the Bon Odori festival on July 6, 2013 in Shah Alam, Malaysia. Malaysian and Japanese residents celebrate the Bon Odori festival which is held every summer to honor the spirits of ancestors who have passed away. (Getty Images)