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Independence celebrated in South, but not North

On Friday, the streets of South Korean cities filled with the clattering sounds of traditional percussion instruments and cries celebrating the country’s independence. Hundreds dressed in traditional garb to take part in government-organized gatherings to celebrate the centenary of the March 1 Movement, a citizens’ uprising against Japan’s 1910-45 colonial rule of the Korean peninsula. […]

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