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Satellite view of the western Pacific Ocean and the South China Sea shows the location of the Spratly Islands between Vietnam and the Philippines. Image courtesy of NASA.
A 2011 view from space of Whitson Reef in the Spratly Islands. Whitson is the largest reef of the Union Banks and lies at their northeastern most extreme limit.  The reef is claimed by China, the Philippines, and Vietnam. Image courtesy of NASA.