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AP PHOTOS: 60th anniversary of Korean armistice

Monday - 7/29/2013, 11:06am  ET

President Barack Obama walks with Special Envoy from the Republic of Korea Kim Jung Hun, right, during a commemorative ceremony at the Korean War Veterans Memorial on the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War, on the National Mall in Washington, on Saturday, July 27, 2013. Seen behind at right of the President is Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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The Associated 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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