N. Korean capital set for military extravaganza

Military vehicles line up on a road in Pyongyang on October 10, 2015, ahead of a lavish celebration marking the 70th anniversary of its ruling Workers' PartyThe North Korean capital Pyongyang braced Saturday for what was predicted to be one of the largest ceremonial displays of military strength in the nuclear-armed nation’s history. A cavalcade of tanks, armoured vehicles and assorted ballistic hardware was set to rumble through the city’s Kim Il-Sung Square, with thousands of hard-marching troops for escorts, in celebration of the ruling Workers’ Party’s 70th birthday. Taking the salute from the massed military ranks will be supreme leader Kim Jong-Un, the third generation of a family dynasty that has ruled the North with absolute authority for the past seven decades.

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