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Japanese dancer Tsukino Tanaka won second place on Saturday at this year’s Prix de Lausanne, a prestigious international competition for young ballet dancers in Montreux, Switzerland.

“It’s unbelievable. It’s like a dream,” said Tanaka, a 17-year-old from Higashiosaka, Osaka Prefecture, wiping away tears. “It was not perfect, but dancing at this dream stage was a lot of fun.”

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