Americans, Japanese pound mochi, strengthen bonds

Ceremony workers slice fresh mochi, a type of traditional Japanese rice cake, during the annual mochi pounding ceremony at the Japan Air Self-Defense Force gym, Misawa Air Base, Japan; Dec. 16, 2010. Local American and Japanese leadership worked together to pound steamed rice into mochi. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Samuel Morse/Released)

PHOTO BY: Staff Sgt. Samuel MorseReleased
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