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Tensions Running High Between Koreas as South Continues Military Drills
One month after a deadly exchange of artillery fire, the two Koreas ramped up their rhetoric Thursday, with South Korea's president pledging unsparing retaliation if attacked again and a top North Korean official threatening a "sacred" nuclear war if provoked.
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Koreas Clash

Dec. 23, 2010: South Korean Army's K-9 self-propelled guns fire live rounds during the largest joint air and ground military exercises on the Seungjin Fire Training Field in mountainous Pocheon, 20 miles from the Koreas' heavily fortified border.

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South Korean Army's Multiple rocket launchers

Dec. 23, 2010: South Korean Army's Multiple rocket launchers fire live rounds during the largest joint air and ground military exercises of the year on the Seungjin Fire Training Field in mountainous Pocheon, 20 miles from the Koreas' heavily fortified border.

(AP2010)

South Korea K-1 tanks fire live rounds

Dec. 23, 2010: South Korea K-1 tanks fire live rounds during the largest joint air and ground military exercises on the Seungjin Fire Training Field in mountainous Pocheon, 20 miles the border.

(AP2010)

South Korea: Two F-15K fighter jets drop bombs

Dec. 23, 2010: Two F-15K fighter jets drop bombs on a mountain target during the largest joint air and ground military exercises of the year.

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South Korean President Lee Myung-bak visits the South Korean Army soldiers

Dec. 23, 2010: South Korean President Lee Myung-bak visits the South Korean Army soldiers at a military base near the demilitarized zone (DMZ) that separates the two Koreas since the Korean War, in Yanggu, north of Seoul, South Korea.

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South Korean teenagers run amongst antiquated military hardware

Dec. 23, 2010: South Korean teenagers run amongst antiquated military hardware on display at the Korea War Memorial Museum in Seoul, South Korea.

(AP2010)

Tensions Running High Between Koreas as South Continues Military Drills

One month after a deadly exchange of artillery fire, the two Koreas ramped up their rhetoric Thursday, with South Korea's president pledging unsparing retaliation if attacked again and a top North Korean official threatening a "sacred" nuclear war if provoked.

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