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Kinkaku-ji, the Golden Pavilion Temple, stands above its reflection in Kyoto, Japan, on November 9, 2006. Kinkaku-ji or 'Golden Pavilion Temple' was originally built in 1397 to serve as a retirement villa for Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, but was turned by his son, shogun Ashikaga Yoshimochi, into a Zen temple. Kyoto is the former imperial capital of Japan, and today houses more than 1.5 million. Photo by Lucas Schifres/Pictobank