North Korea has put on a large fireworks display to celebrate the 61st anniversary of the armistice that ended the Korean War decades ago.
The Korean War started on June 25th 19-50, when 90-thousand North Korean troops launched a surprise attack on South Korea. During the war, the U-S rallied the UN support to send troops to counter the North's invasion of the South. The allies nearly destroyed the North's army, until China intervened. On July 27, 19-53, the commanders of North Korea, China and the U-S signed the armistice, setting up a 240-kilometer border across the peninsula that is the world's most heavily guarded frontier. The North calls the armistice anniversary its victory day.