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DPRK stages military parade marking 60th national day

2008-09-10 09:56 BJT

PYONGYANG, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) staged a military parade on Tuesday, marking the 60th anniversary of the founding of the nation.

Militia men and women in 30 square arrays marched successively across the Kim Il Sung Square, the center of the capital city Pyongyang.

Militia women march across the Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, capital of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), Sept. 9, 2008. The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) staged a military parade on Tuesday, marking the 60th anniversary of the founding of the nation.(Xinhua/Zhang Binyang)
Militia women march across the Kim Il Sung Square in 
Pyongyang, capital of the Democratic People's Republic of
 Korea (DPRK), Sept. 9, 2008. The Democratic People's 
Republic of Korea (DPRK) staged a military parade on 
Tuesday, marking the 60th anniversary of the founding of 
the nation.(Xinhua/Zhang Binyang)

Also displayed in the parade were multiple rocket launch systems, anti-aircraft guns and howitzers.

In his speech at the parade, Kim Yong Chun, vice chairman of the National Defense Commission, said the army and people of the DPRK would remain vigilant on the moves of the United States.

Washington hasn't moved a bit from its anti-DPRK policies and attempted to stifle DPRK against the backdrop of "dialogues," Kim said.