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'Comfort women' statues around the world

Published 2:54 AM ET, Thu January 12, 2017
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Students gather near a "comfort woman" statue during a rally in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, South Korea for a weekly "Wednesday demonstration" on January 11, 2017. Lee Jin-man/AP
There is still widespread anger in South Korea over the terms of a 2015 deal between Seoul and Tokyo. Protesters say Japan did not go far enough in admitting government culpability for the "comfort women" program, which affected women and girls from Korea, China, Taiwan and Indonesia. JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
As part of the deal, Japan apologized and agreed to pay 1 billion yen ($8.7 million) to a fund to help victims of WWII sexual slavery. Woohae Cho/Getty Images AsiaPac/Getty Images
A woman arranges flowers in front of a "comfort woman" statue in Glendale, California. FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Supporters place a scarf and hat on the Glendale memorial statue during a candlelit vigil in January 2016. RINGO CHIU/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
A miniature version of the statue seen in a display at a women's shelter in Seoul. Woohae Cho/Getty Images AsiaPac/Getty Images
Other memorials to "comfort women" also exist around the world, including this statue in Shanghai, China. VCG/Visual China Group/VCG via Getty Images