A South Korean national flag flaps on a boat near islets called Dokdo in Korean and Takeshima in Japanese on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012. South Korean President Lee Myung-bak made a surprise visit last ... more 
A South Korean national flag flaps on a boat near islets called Dokdo in Korean and Takeshima in Japanese on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012. South Korean President Lee Myung-bak made a surprise visit last Friday to islets at the center of a long-running territorial dispute with Japan, ignoring warnings from Tokyo that it would worsen the neighbors' already strained relations.(AP Photo/Yonhap, Han Jong-chan) KOREA OUT less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Yonhap, Han Jong-chan
Wed, Aug 15, 2012 9:26 AM EDT