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South Korea Accuses North of Torpedo Attack
An international investigation team offered evidence that North Korean submarine fired a homing torpedo that caused a massive underwater blast that tore the South Korean warship Cheonan apart in March. Fifty-eight sailors were rescued from the frigid Yellow Sea, but 46 perished in the South's worst military disaster since the Korean War.
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Salvaging the Cheonan

FILE: A giant offshore crane salvages the bow section of the South Korean naval ship Cheonan in April. South Korea accused North Korea of firing a torpedo that sank a naval warship in March, killing 46 sailors in the country's worst military disaster since the Korean War.

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Torpedo Parts

May 20: Torpedo parts salvaged from the Yellow Sea are unveiled during a press conference at the Defense Ministry in Seoul. South Korea accused North Korea of firing a torpedo that sank a naval warship in March, killing 46 sailors in the country's worst military disaster since the Korean War. Pyongyang, meanwhile, continued its steadfast denials of involvement in the sinking and said it would send its own investigators to conduct a probe, while warning that any punishment against the North would spark war.

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Torpedo Parts

May 20: Parts of a torpedo salvaged from the Yellow Sea are shown to the media during a press conference at the Defense Ministry in Seoul. Evidence overwhelmingly proves North Korea fired a torpedo that sank a South Korean warship in March, killing 46 sailors, investigators said Thursday.

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The Salvaged Cheonan

May 19: Sailors stand guard near the wreckage of the South Korean naval vessel Cheonan, which sank on March 26 near the maritime border with North Korea. Evidence overwhelmingly proves North Korea fired a torpedo that sank a South Korean warship in March, killing 46 sailors, investigators said Thursday.

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Torpedo 'No. 1'

May 20: The marking "1 beon" ("No. 1" in English) is written on parts of a torpedo salvaged from the Yellow Sea, shown to the media Thursday during a press conference at the Defense Ministry in Seoul.

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'Revenge'

May 20: Former soldiers with the South Korean Headquarters of Intelligence Detachment unit, wearing North Korean military uniforms, shout slogans after tearing a North Korean flag during a rally against the North in front of the Defense Ministry in Seoul. The Korean on the headbands reads "Revenge."

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Protests in South Korea

May 20: South Korean conservative activists use hammers to beat a mock North Korean missile during a rally in front of the Defense Ministry in Seoul

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South Korea Accuses North of Torpedo Attack

An international investigation team offered evidence that North Korean submarine fired a homing torpedo that caused a massive underwater blast that tore the South Korean warship Cheonan apart in March. Fifty-eight sailors were rescued from the frigid Yellow Sea, but 46 perished in the South's worst military disaster since the Korean War.

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