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Images of Chinese coast guard ships in disputed South China Sea

AFP, 25 Jan 2023
Chinese coast guard ships are seen patrolling the disputed Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea. A Chinese coast guard personnel aboard an inflatable boat approaches a group of Filipino fishermen collecting shells on the shallow part of the shoal. Beijing seized control of Scarborough Shoal -- known in the Philippines as Bajo de Masinloc or Panatag Shoal -- from Manila in 2012 following a tense standoff.

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