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People offer silent prayers during a national meeting to demand the... News PhotoDemanding,Diplomacy,Horizontal,Japan,Meeting,Pacific War,People,Politics,Praying,Russia,Silence,Tokyo - Japan,Trapped,World War IIPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPPeople offer silent prayers during a national meeting to demand the return of what Japan calls the Northern Territories, seized by Russia in the closing days of WWII and called the Kurils in Tokyo on February 7, 2013. Some 2,000 people inclucing former residents of the Northern Territories attended the meeting. Japanese letters in a green banner read 'Get Back the Four Northern Islands.' AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA (Photo credit should read TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images)