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In pictures: N Korea anniversary
North Korean band of female militia parades in Pyongyang to mark the 60th founding anniversary of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), Monday, Oct. 10, 2005.
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North Korean soldiers have been parading through the capital, Pyongyang, to mark the 60th anniversary of the ruling Korean Workers Party.
North Korean soldiers parade in Pyongyang to mark the 60th founding anniversary of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea, Monday, Oct. 10, 2005.
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Watching citizens called out: "Kim Jong-il, we unite as one."
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il waves from the podium during the ceremony to mark the 60th founding anniversary of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea, in Pyongyang Monday, Oct. 10, 2005.
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North Korean leader Kim Jong-il (centre) made a rare public appearance to watch the performance.
North Koreans perform during the Arirang festival which is a part of commemorations marking the 60th anniversary of the Workers' Party of North Korea on October 6, 2005 in Pyongyang, North Korea.
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The annual 'Arirang' mass gymnastics show is one of several events marking the anniversary.
North Koreans perform during the Arirang festival which is a part of commemorations marking the 60th anniversary of the Workers' Party of North Korea on October 6, 2005 in Pyongyang, North Korea.
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The anniversary is especially significant this year, as there are rumours Mr Kim may name a successor.
North Koreans perform during the Arirang festival which is a part of commemorations marking the 60th anniversary of the Workers' Party of North Korea on October 6, 2005 in Pyongyang, North Korea.
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Around 100,000 performers take part in Arirang.



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