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Workers unload sacks of rice to be placed into a truck inside …

(Reuters) - Workers unload sacks of rice to be placed into a truck inside the harbor centre in Manila August 23, 2011. Around 14,000 tonnes of milled rice have arrived from Vietnam on Thursday, part of the 200,000-tonne volume the Philippines' Nati...

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A crew member of the BRP Gregorio Del Pilar (PF-15) greets his …

(Reuters) - A crew member of the BRP Gregorio Del Pilar (PF-15) greets his family after the ship docked at a Pier in Manila August 23, 2011. The Philippine Navy intends to use the multi-mission vessel for operations such as maritime security patrols an...

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FILE – In this Feb. 11, 2011 file photo, Japanese Foreign Minister …

(AP) - FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2011 file photo, Japanese Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara attends a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Moscow, Russia. A Japanese Cabinet minister says the country will have a new prime minister by earl...

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Honour guards wait in line for Philippine President Benigno …

(Reuters) - Honour guards wait in line for Philippine President Benigno Aquino III and the arrival of the the BRP Gregorio Del Pilar (PF-15) at a Pier in Manila August 23, 2011. The Philippine Navy intends to use the multi-mission vessel for operations...

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Workers unload a sack of rice to be placed into a truck inside …

(Reuters) - Workers unload a sack of rice to be placed into a truck inside the harbor centre in Manila August 23, 2011. Around 14,000 tonnes of milled rice have arrived from Vietnam on Thursday, part of the 200,000-tonne volume the Philippines' Nat...

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This NOAA satellite image taken Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011 at 2:00 …

(AP) - This NOAA satellite image taken Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011 at 2:00 a.m. EDT shows Hurricane Irene as it spins north of Hispaniola while lashing the island with fierce wind and torrential rain. The hurricane will strengthen into a Category 3 storm l...

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Workers unload a sack of rice to a truck inside the harbor centre …

(Reuters) - Workers unload a sack of rice to a truck inside the harbor centre in Manila August 23, 2011. Around 14,000 tonnes of milled rice have arrived from Vietnam on Thursday, part of the 200,000-tonne volume the Philippines' National Food Auth...

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Philippine President Benigno Aquino III disembarks from the …

(Reuters) - Philippine President Benigno Aquino III disembarks from the BRP Gregorio Del Pilar (PF-15) after touring the ship docked at a Pier in Manila August 23, 2011. The Philippine Navy intends to use the multi-mission vessel for operations such as...

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In this picture taken Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011 Palestinians shop …

(AP) - In this picture taken Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011 Palestinians shop at the new al-Andulusia mall in Gaza City. An abrupt flurry of construction is suddenly allowing a tiny middle class to flaunt its wealth in the impoverished Gaza Strip, fueling perh...

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A member of Japan Ground Self-Defense Force launches a hand-held …

(AP) - A member of Japan Ground Self-Defense Force launches a hand-held anti-tank rocket during the annual live-firing exercise at the Higashi Fuji training range in Gotemba, southwest of Tokyo, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

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