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Crying baby contest held in Japan

A contest in Japan pits babies against each other to see who will cry first.

An unusual contest took place in Japan, pitting babies against each other to see who will cry first.

Participants believe the loud cry of a baby will ward off evil spirits and bring healthy growth.



About 800 babies, aged 6 to 18 months, took part.

The babies were placed face-to-face in a sumo ring, and the one who cried first was the winner.

Some babies burst into tears before their bout began, while a few remained blissfully unaware of what was happening.
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