North Korea's 70th anniversary march in pictures

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

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