Kim Jong-un celebrates army anniversary

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STORY: North Korean state-run television KRT aired footage Saturday of leader Kim Jong-un celebrating the army's 81th anniversary of founding.

The footage showed North Korea leader Kim Jong-un visiting the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, where his father and grandfather are buried, and attending a banquet to mark the army anniversary, which was on Thursday.

Tensions between North Korea and South Korea and Seoul's ally the United States have spiraled in recent weeks since the United Nations tightened sanctions after the North's third nuclear weapon test in February.

The toughening of those sanctions led to a dramatic intensification of North Korea's threats of nuclear strikes against South Korea and the United States.

But North Korea has since toned down the bellicose rhetoric and marked the army anniversary with low-key events.

Earlier in the day, South Korea was pulling out remaining workers in a joint industrial comple

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