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Taiwan boat returns after Japan water cannon duel

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A boat with Taiwanese activists who had intended to land on disputed Japanese-controlled islands returned home Thursday after coastguard vessels from the two sides converged and duelled with water cannon. 

This photo, released by Japan Coast Guard on January 24, 2013, shows a boat carrying Taiwanese activists, cruising in waters near the disputed islands known as Senkaku islands in Japan and Diaoyu islands in China, in the East China Sea. The boat gave up a plan to land on the East China Sea islands after being blocked by Japanese coastguard vessels.

The boat, carrying seven people including four Taiwanese activists, gave up a plan to land on the East China Sea islands after being blocked by Japanese coastguard vessels as it sailed within 17 nautical miles of the archipelago.

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