Rival nations mark 64th anniversary of Korean War

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Associated Press

Posted on June 25, 2014 at 9:01 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 25 at 9:33 AM

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North and South Korea have marked the 64th anniversary of the war between them that ended in a truce and left the nations bitterly divided.

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, U.S. veterans of the war were among people attending a ceremony in Seoul on Wednesday.

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