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Friday 22 August 2014

Koreas mark 64th anniversary of war

Published 25/06/2014 | 14:02

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North Korean university students march through Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang marking the 64th anniversary of the start of the Korean War (AP)
Korean People's Army officers and soldiers prepare to fire their weapons during an event marking the 64th anniversary of the start of the Korean War (AP)
Pyongyang citizens march through Kim Il Sung Square (AP)

North and South Korea have marked the 64th anniversary of the war between them that ended in a truce but left the nations bitterly divided.

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Thousands of North Koreans took part in a huge rally in Kim Il Sung Square in central Pyongyang. Signs praising North Korea's leaders past and present, and highlighting North Korea's confrontation with America, decorated the square.

The chairman of the Pyongyang City People's Committee spoke from a balcony, his speech punctuated by chants and gestures from the crowd in the square. Speeches from representatives of workers, farmers and young people followed his remarks.

In South Korea, US veterans of the war were among people attending a ceremony in Seoul.

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