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Protester Truong Van Dung (C) holds a photo of captain Nguy Van Tha who was killed in the January 1974 Battle of the Paracel Islands, during an anti-China protest in front of the Opera House in Hanoi May 11, 2014. REUTERS/Kham

Protester Truong Van Dung (C) holds a photo of captain Nguy Van Tha who was killed in the January 1974 Battle of the Paracel Islands, during an anti-China protest in front of the Opera House in Hanoi May 11, 2014. REUTERS/Kham

Protester Truong Van Dung (C) holds a photo of captain Nguy Van Tha who was killed in the January 1974 Battle of the Paracel Islands, during an anti-China protest in front of the Opera House in Hanoi May 11, 2014. REUTERS/Kham
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Protesters march during an anti-China protest on a street in Hanoi May 11, 2014. REUTERS/Kham

Protesters march during an anti-China protest on a street in Hanoi May 11, 2014. REUTERS/Kham

Protesters march during an anti-China protest on a street in Hanoi May 11, 2014. REUTERS/Kham
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Boys hold placards which read "Chinese invaders, get out of the East Sea (South China Sea)" (L) and "China get out, East Sea", in front of the Chinese embassy during an anti-China protest in Hanoi May 11, 2014. REUTERS/Kham

Boys hold placards which read "Chinese invaders, get out of the East Sea (South China Sea)" (L) and "China get out, East Sea", in front of the Chinese embassy during an anti-China protest in Hanoi May 11, 2014. REUTERS/Kham

Boys hold placards which read "Chinese invaders, get out of the East Sea (South China Sea)" (L) and "China get out, East Sea", in front of the Chinese embassy during an anti-China protest in Hanoi May 11, 2014. REUTERS/Kham
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Protesters gather outside the Chinese embassy during an anti-China protest in Hanoi May 11, 2014. About 200 people took part in the protest on Sunday against maritime territorial disputes with neighbouring China, a Reuters reporter said. REUTERS/Kham

Protesters gather outside the Chinese embassy during an anti-China protest in Hanoi May 11, 2014. About 200 people took part in the protest on Sunday against maritime territorial disputes with neighbouring China, a Reuters reporter said. REUTERS/Kham

Protesters gather outside the Chinese embassy during an anti-China protest in Hanoi May 11, 2014. About 200 people took part in the protest on Sunday against maritime territorial disputes with neighbouring China, a Reuters reporter said. REUTERS/Kham
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A protester holds a placard which reads, "nation first" while marching during an anti-China protest on a street in Hanoi May 11, 2014. REUTERS/Kham

A protester holds a placard which reads, "nation first" while marching during an anti-China protest on a street in Hanoi May 11, 2014. REUTERS/Kham

A protester holds a placard which reads, "nation first" while marching during an anti-China protest on a street in Hanoi May 11, 2014. REUTERS/Kham
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