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June 23, 2012 10:00 am

South Korea, U.S. Joint Military Excercise Includes North Korean Flag

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Two Republic of Korea Air Force Boeing F-15K Slam Eagles out of Daegu Air Base, fly with a U.S. Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcon over Kunsan Air Base, South Korea. Photo: wiki commons.

Salt Lake Tribune/AP – A huge North Korean flag disappeared behind a tower of flames and thick black smoke Friday as South Korean fighter jets and U.S. attack helicopters fired rockets in the allies’ biggest joint live-fire drills since the Korean War.

The war games south of the heavily armed Korean border come amid rising animosity between the rival Koreas and are meant to mark Monday’s 62nd anniversary of the start of the 1950-53 war, which ended in a truce, leaving the Korean Peninsula still technically at war.

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