South Korea marks 70th anniversary of start of Korean War(11 images)
South Korean officials and veterans commemorated the 70th anniversary of the start of the Korean War in Cheorwon county, South Korea, on Thursday and Friday. The war began on June 25,1950 and has never technically ended with a peace treaty.
A military band prepares to play at a ceremony commemorating the anniversary of the start of the Korean War and the opening of an exhibition of photos by a Colombian war veteran at the War Memorial of Korea in Seoul on Friday. Photo by Thomas Maresca/UPI
From left to right, U.S. Ambassador Harry Harris, Colombian Ambassador Juan Caiza and South Korean Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo are among those laying flowers to honor Colombia's wartime contributions at the War Memorial of Korea. Photo by Thomas Maresca
War veterans joined by military and government officials release doves toward North Korea as a gesture of peace in Cheorwon, South Korea on Thursday, the 70th anniversary of the start of the Korean War. Photo by Thomas Maresca/UPI