Policemen remove a lone protester as he yells towards the Japanese ...
Jan 4th, 2012
(Reuters) - Policemen remove a lone protester as he yells towards the Japanese embassy while reading a protest statement in central Beijing January 4, 2012. China lodged a diplomatic protest with Tokyo on Tuesday after a visit by Japanese local officials to an island chain in the East China Sea, known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China, claimed by both countries. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) -
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