Anti-Japan protests sweep China

Updated 1:58 AM ET, Tue September 18, 2012
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Chinese demonstrators protest on the streets in Zhengzhou, Henan province, on September 18, carrying on anti-Japanese rallies from the weekend. AFP/Getty Images
Anti-Japan activists step on a Japanese flag on September 18 during a protest in front of the parliament building in Taipei to demand the Taiwan government cooperate with China against Japan. AFP/Getty Images
Police walk past a closed Japanese restaurant covered with Chinese national flags as anti-Japanese protests continued outside the Japanese Embassy in Beijing on September 17. AFP/Getty Images
A protester hurls a gas cannister during a demonstration over the disputed Diaoyu Islands, which is also known as Senkaku by Japan, in Shenzhen, China. Getty Images
A protester tries to climb over a security barrier during an anti-Japanese protest outside its embassy in Beijing on September 15, 2012. AFP/Getty Images
The protests, at times, became violent. Getty Images
Chinese para-military police create a barrier to prevent protesters from breaching the Japanese embassy in Beijing. AFP/Getty Images
Demonstrators showed their discontent by targeting imports from Japan, including this Japanese car damaged in Xi'an, northwest China's Shaanxi province. AFP/Getty Images
Chinese protesters gather outside a JUSCO, a Japanese department store, in Qingdao, northeast China's Shandong province. AFP/Getty Images
Security guards try to remove Chinese protesters who ransacked Japan's JUSCO departmental store, in Qingdao on September 15. AFP/Getty Images
Police fire tear gas to disperse the crowds in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong province. AFP/Getty Images
A shredded banner shows Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda beside a picture of Mao Zedong in Beijing. AFP/Getty Images