**FILE** Worshippers pack the compound of Sensoji temple on  Jan. 1, 2012, to pray in the hope of receiving a New Year's blessing in the Asakusa district in Tokyo. (Associated Press)

Photo by: Hiro Komae

**FILE** Worshippers pack the compound of Sensoji temple on Jan. 1, 2012, to pray in the hope of receiving a New Year's blessing in the Asakusa district in Tokyo. (Associated Press)