Protesters Encircle U.S. Marine Base

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About 17,000 residents surrounded the Futenma U.S. Marine Corps base in Okinawa on Sunday to protest its presence on the island. Futenma is home to only about 2,000 U.S. Marines but has long been a symbol of the U.S. presence. The island hosts more than half of the 47,000 U.S. troops in Japan. (AP Photo/Kyodo News, Kazuhiko Yamashita)