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Sweet success: Molding partnership through mochi making

Mochi, or rice cakes, are served to participants during the annual Mochi Pounding Ceremony at the Japan Air-Self Defense Force facility at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Dec. 15, 2014. The rice treat is traditionally made to celebrate the New Year, by pounding steamed, glutinous rice with a large mallet in a large wooden motar. Mochi can be enjoyed in a soup called zoni, with fish and vegetables, in a sweet red-bean soup, rolled in soybean flour or dipped in sweet red-bean paste. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tong Duong/Released.)

PHOTO BY: Staff Sgt. Tong DuongReleased.
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