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        2/21/2014, Adar 21, 5774

      'Diary of Anne Frank' Vandalized in Libraries Across Tokyo

      Scores of copies of Anne Frank's "Diary of a Young Girl" kept in public libraries across Tokyo have been vandalized, officials said Friday, sparking alarm amid a rightward shift in Japan's politics, according to Agence France Presse. Pages in at least 250 copies of the diary or publications containing biographies on Anne Frank, Nazi persecution of Jews and related materials have been torn, the council of public libraries in the capital said. Police are investigating whether or not recent political changes, which emphasize nationalism, are to blame for the incident.