Philippine Marines prepare to storm the beach in a mock assault at a target during a live-fire joint U.S.-Philippines military exercise dubbed Balikatan 2014 Sunday, May 11, 2014, at the Philippine ... more 
Philippine Marines prepare to storm the beach in a mock assault at a target during a live-fire joint U.S.-Philippines military exercise dubbed Balikatan 2014 Sunday, May 11, 2014, at the Philippine Marine base at Ternate township, Cavite province south of Manila, Philippines. More than 5,000 U.S. and Filipino troops have begun two weeks of military exercises to flex their muscle in jointly dealing with potential crisis in the Philippines, which is prone to natural disasters and has been locked in a dangerous standoff with China over a disputed shoal.( AP Photo/Bullit Marquez) less 
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Sun, May 11, 2014 12:09 AM EDT