[Tokyo, January 5. Image via Getty.]

A Japanese girl writes calligraphy during the 46th annual calligraphy contest in Tokyo on January 5, 2010 to help mark the start of the new year. A total of 3,300 people gathered to display their calligraphy - using traditional brushes and ink - to write messages in the New Year contest. AFP PHOTO / Kazuhiro NOGI (Photo credit should read KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)