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A South Korean marine surveys the situation behind a vulcan automatic cannon during an exercise on Baengnyeong Island, northwest of Seoul near the border with North Korea, on Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010. South Korean troops fired artillery and dropped sonar buoys into the Yellow Sea as naval drills kicked off near the spot where a warship sank four months ago. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Seo Myung-gon)
Photo by: Seo Myung-gon
A South Korean marine surveys the situation behind a vulcan automatic cannon during an exercise on Baengnyeong Island, northwest of Seoul near the border with North Korea, on Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010. South Korean troops fired artillery and dropped sonar buoys into the Yellow Sea as naval drills kicked off near the spot where a warship sank four months ago. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Seo Myung-gon)

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