A protester surrounded by police holds a banner as he shouts slogans during an anti-Japan protest against Japan's sovereignty claim over a group of desolate volcanic islets Seoul and Pyongyang call Dokdo and Tokyo calls Takeshima, in front of Japanese embassy in Seoul July 14, 2008. Japan formally informed South Korea of its plan to describe Dokdo, the islets which lie almost midway between the mainlands of Korean peninsula and Japan, as Japan's territory, Seoul's government officials said on Monday, according to local media. The banner reads: "Dokdo is South Korean territory". REUTERS/Lee J

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A protester surrounded by police holds a banner as he shouts slogans during an anti-Japan protest against Japan's sovereignty claim over a group of desolate volcanic islets Seoul and Pyongyang call Dokdo and Tokyo calls Takeshima, in front of Japanese embassy in Seoul July 14, 2008. Japan formally informed South Korea of its plan to describe Dokdo, the islets which lie almost midway between the mainlands of Korean peninsula and Japan, as Japan's territory, Seoul's government officials said on Monday, according to local media. The banner reads: "Dokdo is South Korean territory". REUTERS/Lee J

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