Missiles Bloom

A Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missile launcher is set under fully bloomed cherry trees at the Defence Ministry in Tokyo on April 9, 2012. Japan has deployed missile batteries in Tokyo and dispatched destroyers carrying interceptor missiles as it boosts its defences against a planned North Korean rocket launch.

( YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images / April 9, 2012 )

A Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missile launcher is set under fully bloomed cherry trees at the Defence Ministry in Tokyo on April 9, 2012. Japan has deployed missile batteries in Tokyo and dispatched destroyers carrying interceptor missiles as it boosts its defences against a planned North Korean rocket launch.

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