Overview of the courtroom with the Australian delegation, front left, and the Japanese delegation, front right, at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday, June ... more 
Overview of the courtroom with the Australian delegation, front left, and the Japanese delegation, front right, at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday, June 26, 2013. Australia is urging the United Nations' highest court to ban Japan's annual whale hunt. Lawyers for Australia will argue at the ICJ on Wednesday that Japan harpoons minke whales each year in the icy waters around Antarctica in breach of a 1986 moratorium on commercial whaling. Japan will respond next week by telling judges that the hunt is for scientific research and is allowed under the 1946 International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling. The court will take months to issue a final and binding decision. (AP Photo/Jiri Buller) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Jiri Buller
Wed, Jun 26, 2013 6:35 AM EDT