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North Korea Says It's Ready For War With Massive Military Parade

The Huffington Post The Huffington Post 11/10/2015 Lydia O'Connor
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North Korea is "ready to fight any kind of war" waged by the U.S., leader Kim Jong Un said Saturday, and the hermit kingdom had a giant military parade to prove it.

The procession in capital Pyongyang's main Kim Il Sung Square marked the 70th anniversary of the nation's ruling Workers' Party and featured a myriad of military processions and colorful dance performances, all in immaculate synchrony. It appears to be one one of the largest military parades the country has ever thrown, according to The New York Times. 

Elaborate celebrations continued the next day with a dolphin trick show attended by North Koreans and international media.

"The crowd cheered and laughed as the dolphins performed their tricks to music," reported British outlet Sky News, which gained access to the event. "It was, as far as we could make out, genuine enjoyment."

While the celebrations in Pyongyang were ornate, human rights groups say that most of the country's citizens are harshly repressed and suffering under horrific living conditions.

Check out photos below of the showy procession.

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