North Korea celebrates 61st anniversary of armistice with singing and dancing in the streets

July 28, 2014 1:38 AM

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The 1950-53 Korean War ended in an armistice, meaning the two Koreas remain technically at war. But in North Korea, the anniversary of the agreement ending the hostilities is commemorated as “Victory in the Fatherland Liberation War,” a major national holiday.

Sunday’s 61st anniversary was low-key. There were no large-scale military parades or public appearances by leader Kim Jong-Un, who privately paid his respects just after midnight at the mausoleum where his father and grandfather lie in state.

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