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North Korea's 70th anniversary march in pictures

  • 10 October 2015
  • From the section Asia
Soldiers drive heavy military equipment during the military parade for the 70th anniversary of the founding Workers' Party, Pyongyang, North Korea - Saturday 10 October 2015 Image copyright EPA

A mass rally has been staged in North Korea's capital, Pyongyang, to mark the 70th anniversary of the ruling Workers' Party.

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Image caption Thousands of soldiers took part in a two-hour march in front the country's supreme leader, Kim Jong-un
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Image caption It was held in the city's vast main square, which was marked with chalk to aid the choreography
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Image caption It was a show of military might, including tanks and missile carriers
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Image caption Women wearing traditional dresses waved flowers as they passed through the square
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Image caption Military jets performed a fly past
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Image caption Some planes formed the figure 70 in the sky
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Image caption The BBC's Steve Evans reports from Pyongyang that scarlet and khaki were the colours that dominated the event
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Image caption Many became emotional as they passed by the podium where Mr Kim watched the events.
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Image caption Replica grenades formed part of the uniform for these schoolgirls
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Image caption Some of those on parade carried the radiation warning symbol - a reference to the country's controversial nuclear programme.
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Image caption Soldiers also shouted slogans as they marched
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Image caption After the parade, some officers sheltered from a heavy downpour
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Image caption Later in the evening, a torchlight performance formed part of further celebrations.

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