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Protesters clash with Japanese whalers, call for naval intervention

Japanese research vessel Nisshin Maru fires water cannons at the Sea Shepherd Delta boat in Mackenzie Bay, Antarctica in this handout picture taken on February 19, 2013 by Sea Shepherd Australia. REUTERS/Eliza Muirhead - Sea Shepherd Australia/Handout

Japanese research vessel Nisshin Maru fires water cannons at the Sea Shepherd Delta boat in Mackenzie Bay, Antarctica in this handout picture taken on February 19, 2013 by Sea Shepherd Australia. REUTERS/Eliza Muirhead - Sea Shepherd...more

Japanese research vessel Nisshin Maru fires water cannons at the Sea Shepherd Delta boat in Mackenzie Bay, Antarctica in this handout picture taken on February 19, 2013 by Sea Shepherd Australia. REUTERS/Eliza Muirhead - Sea Shepherd Australia/Handout
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Japanese research vessel Nisshin Maru fires water cannons at the Sea Shepherd ship Steve Irwin in Mackenzie Bay, Antarctica in this handout picture taken on February 19, 2013 by Sea Sherpherd Australia. According to Sea Shepherd Conservation Group, anti-whaling activists tried to prevent the Japanese tanker Sun Laurel from refuelling the Japanese whaling fleet.

Japanese research vessel Nisshin Maru fires water cannons at the Sea Shepherd ship Steve Irwin in Mackenzie Bay, Antarctica in this handout picture taken on February 19, 2013 by Sea Sherpherd Australia. According to Sea Shepherd Conservation Group,...more

Japanese research vessel Nisshin Maru fires water cannons at the Sea Shepherd ship Steve Irwin in Mackenzie Bay, Antarctica in this handout picture taken on February 19, 2013 by Sea Sherpherd Australia. According to Sea Shepherd Conservation Group, anti-whaling activists tried to prevent the Japanese tanker Sun Laurel from refuelling the Japanese whaling fleet.
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