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Honoring the fallen


Children place flowers on tombstones at the April 19th National Cemetery in Gangbuk District, northern Seoul, to pay tribute to the 224 people, mostly students, who were killed during a civilian uprising in 1960. The April 19 Revolution in 1960 was a student uprising which protested against the increasingly autocratic rule of President Syngman Rhee and lead to the transition into the democratic but short-lived Second Republic (1960-1961). Today marks the 52nd anniversary of the event. [NEWSIS]

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