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Blanket of snow covers Tokyo

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Japanese women in kimonos walk during heavy snowfall at Toshimaen amusement park in Tokyo, as they attend a ceremony celebrating Coming of Age Day, Jan. 14, 2013. Youths across Japan are honoured with special coming-of-age ceremonies when they reach the age of 20.

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A man crosses a pedestrian bridge in the snow in Tokyo, Jan. 14, 2013.

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Pedestrians cross a large avenue as heavy snow falls in Tokyo, Japan, Jan. 14, 2013.

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People clear snow off a road, next to a car stranded in the snow, in Tokyo, Jan. 14, 2013.

Tokyo had its first snowfall this season today.  A blanket of snow made for pretty pictures but difficult commutes. Flights to and from the capital's Haneda airport were cancelled, parts of expressways closed and local train services delayed. 

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Snow in eastern Japan caused the cancellation of hundreds of flights and led to dozens of road accidents. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.

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