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Television cameramen on April 3, 2012, film mobile Patriot missile launchers being transported to a Japan Air Self-Defense Force base from a port after arrival aboard a Japan maritime self-defense force transport ship on Miyakojima island in Okinawa Prefecture, southwestern Japan, in preparation for North Korea's rocket launch, expected to take place sometime between April 12-16. (Associated Press)

Television cameramen on April 3, 2012, film mobile Patriot missile launchers being transported to a Japan Air Self-Defense Force base from a port after arrival aboard a Japan maritime self-defense force transport ship on Miyakojima island in Okinawa Prefecture, southwestern Japan, in preparation for North Korea's rocket launch, expected to take place sometime between April 12-16. (Associated Press)

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