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MANILA - More than 200 US and Filipino Marines launched a mock amphibious assault Monday on an enemy beachfront close to a disputed South China Sea outcrop. 

Philippine Marines walk past a US Marine amphibious assault vehicle during a mock beach assault as part of a joint military exercise in San Antonio, Zambales province, north of Manila, on Monday. (AFP photo)

Amid driving rain and rough waves, five amphibious assault tanks roared off from a US destroyer anchored off Zambales province, about two hours drive northwest of Manila, and landed on the soggy beach peppered with imaginary foes.

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