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Korean War anniversary: Effects of armistice 60 years on

In 1953 the Korean War armistice agreement was signed ushering in a tense ceasefire.

The following decades saw North Korea and South Korea take very different paths, as their economies rose and fell and governments came and went.

Through it all, thousands of families remained separated across the two countries because of the three-year conflict.

And 60 years on, the effects of the conflict are still being felt.

Video produced by David Botti

Additional images: Thinkstock and Getty Images

  • 29 Jul 2013
  • From the section Asia
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