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North Korea Marks war Anniversary, Preps for Big Spectacle

North Korea Marks war Anniversary, Preps for Big Spectacle

Wednesday, 15 August 2018 03:39 AM

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea has marked the anniversary of the end of World War II and its liberation from Japanese colonial rule with a series of ceremonies ahead of what is expected to be a much bigger event next month — the 70th anniversary of its national foundation day.

A steady flow of residents in Pyongyang streamed to statues of the country's leaders or other monuments on Wednesday to observe the anniversary. Virtually all holidays in the North have a strongly political bent. Similar processions were repeated across the country.

This year's low-key anniversary comes less than a month before North Korea is expected to fete an extravagant celebration complete with parades, foreign VIP delegations and mass gymnastics on its Sept. 9 national foundation day.

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North Korea has marked the anniversary of the end of World War II and its liberation from Japanese colonial rule with a series of ceremonies ahead of what is expected to be a much bigger event next month - the 70th anniversary of its national foundation day.A steady flow of...
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