BRINK OF WAR: South Koreans watch smoke rising from South Korea's Yeonpyeong Island near the border with North Korea on Tuesday. The North fired artillery barrages onto the island. South Korea returned fire and launched fighter jets. (Associated Press)

BRINK OF WAR: South Koreans watch smoke rising from South Korea's Yeonpyeong Island near the border with North Korea on Tuesday. The North fired artillery barrages onto the island. South Korea returned fire and launched fighter jets. (Associated Press)