A French bulldog, held by its owner, is purified by a Shinto priest (R) at the Ichigaya Kamegaoka-Hachiman shrine in Tokyo on January 13, 2013. Some 500 pet owners visited the shrine to celebrate the New Year and pray for the health and happiness of their animals. AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)
13 Jan 2013
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