published Sunday, July 28th, 2013

60th anniversary of Korean armistice

North Korean veteran Oh Gyu Sun, 78, who was a nurse in the Korean War participates in the mass dance party, Sunday, July 28, 2013, during the festivities for the North Korean's celebrations marking the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice in Pyongyang, North Korea.
North Korean veteran Oh Gyu Sun, 78, who was a nurse in the Korean War participates in the mass dance party, Sunday, July 28, 2013, during the festivities for the North Korean's celebrations marking the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice in Pyongyang, North Korea.
Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.
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    Confetti is released as young North Koreans participate in the mass dance party, Sunday, July 28, 2013, during the festivities for the North Korean's celebrations marking the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice in Pyongyang, North Korea.
    Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

The 60th anniversary of the truce that ended the Korean War was observed over the weekend in the U.S. and on the Korean Peninsula.

In Pyongyang, overlooking a sea of spectators mobilized in Kim Il Sung Square to cheer and wave flags, leader Kim Jong Un saluted his troops from a review stand. He was flanked by senior military officials, the chests of their uniforms laden with medals.

In Washington, President Barack Obama observed the day with a speech at the Korean War Veterans Memorial on the National Mall, saying the anniversary marks the end of the war and the beginning of a long and prosperous peace.

“Here today, we can say with confidence, that war was no tie, Korea was a victory,” with 50 million South Koreans living in freedom and “a vibrant democracy” in stark contrast to dire conditions in the North, Obama said.

Here is a gallery of images of Korean War anniversary observances.

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