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Photo Journal: People for peace

(Mainichi)

Demonstrators are seen at a Dec. 19, 2016 protest in front of the Diet building in Tokyo against security legislation allowing Japan Self-Defense Forces (SDF) peacekeepers to perform "rush and rescue" missions. Organizers say some 3,000 people turned out for the demonstration, chanting, "Absolutely against rush and rescue!" Ground Self-Defense Force units rotating into the United Nations peacekeeping operation in South Sudan have been authorized by the government to perform rush and rescue duties beginning this month. (Mainichi)

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