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12/11/2013 12:12 pm ET

Kobe Luminarie Illuminates At Japan Festival

Christmas lights have been hung around the world, but few displays rival the stunning light show at Kobe Luminarie.

The December light festival, held for 12 days in Kobe, Japan, was first held in 1995 in commemoration of the Great Hanshin earthquake that year. The display attractions millions of tourists and local viewers each year.

Check out photos of this year's display via the Instagram blog.

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