North Korea stages pro-unification rally along border as tensions rise

August 16, 2015 3:22 AM

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North Korea stages pro-unification rally along border as tensions rise

PANMUNJOM, North Korea — North Korea held a loud but peaceful mass rally inside the Demilitarized Zone on Saturday, the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Koreas from Japanese colonial rule.

The event was replete with an all-female brass band, flag-waving, and fist-pumping. South Korean and US soldiers stood watch just yards away on their side of the truce village of Panmunjom.

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