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U.S. Marines prepare to board the U.S. Navy LCAC (Landing Craft Air Cushion) vehicle following the joint U.S.-Philippines naval exercise, dubbed Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT), Monday, June 30, 2014 at the Naval Education and Training Center at San Antonio township, Zambales province in northwestern Philippines. More than 100 Filipino and U.S. Marines in assault amphibious vehicles conducted a mock assault on imaginary enemies in military drills Monday on a beach in northwestern Philippines fronting the South China Sea, where Manila is locked in a territorial dispute with China. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

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