July 27 - North Korean leader Kim Jong-un observes a massive military parade commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Korean armistice. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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North Korea celebrated the 60th anniversary of the Korean War truce on Saturday (July 27) with a massive military parade trumpeting the revolutionary genius of three generations of leaders that gave it "Victory in the Great Fatherland Liberation War".
Leader Kim Jong-un was joined by Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao on the podium overlooking Pyongyang's main Kim Il Sung square to inspect a massive throng of goose-stepping soldiers and a display of weapons including its mid-range missiles.
The military parade was broadcast live on state-television KRT.
Kim, clad in black, exchanged words with Li through an interpreter but did not make remarks at the parade, which appeared to be one of the largest ever put on by the North.
During the Korean war, the United States rallied the United Nations to send troops to counter the North's invasion of the South backed by Soviet forces. The allies had nearly destroyed Kim Il-sung's army when China intervened to reverse the charge.
On July 27, 1953, the commanders of North Korea, China and the United States signed the armistice, setting up a 240-kilometre border across the peninsula that is the world's most heavily guarded frontier.
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