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Korean War: Marking the 70th anniversary

The war began on June 25, 1950, with a surprise attack by troops across the border that separated North and South Korea.

Thursday marks the 70th anniversary of the start of the Korean War.

The war began on June 25, 1950, with a surprise attack by troops across the border that separated North and South Korea.

Commemoration services are due to be held in the many countries that took part – and on the Korean Peninsula itself.

Al Jazeera’s Rob McBride reports from the South Korean capital, Seoul.