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[Manila, May 13. Image via Getty]

Local women who say they were used as sexual slaves by Japanese soldiers during World War II, commonly referred to as 'comfort women', hold a rally in front of the Malacanang Presidential Palace in Manila on May 13, 2009. Women's groups claimed the Philippine government continues to deny justice to female victims of foreign military sexual abuse, citing the abuses by Japanese soldiers in World War II and more recent cases of alleged rape involving visiting US soldiers, temportarily in the Philippines under the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA). AFP PHOTO / JAY DIRECTO (Photo credit should read JAY DIRECTO/AFP/Getty Images)