Explosions are seen at a target, during a U.S.-South Korea joint live-fire military exercise, at a training field, near the demilitarized zone, separating the two Koreas in Pocheon, South Korea April 21, 2017. Picture taken on April 21, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

In the South, US and South Korean forces obliterated targets painted on a hillside with fighter jets, tanks, and attack helicopters.
In the North, hundreds of long-range artillery pieces lined up along a beach, pummelling the sea beyond.
The pictures were released on the same day, but the exercises actually took place several days apart – on Friday, 21 April, in South Korea and on Tuesday, 25 April, in North Korea.
Washington and Seoul say their drills are defensive in nature, the culmination of annual join exercises on the peninsula, with no particular enemy in mind.
Pyongyang is not convinced, generally referring to them as a rehearsal for invasion, and regarding them as a provocative act.
Meanwhile, Kim Jong-Un has been photographed overseeing his own military manoeuvres, to mark the 85th anniversary of the founding of the Korean People’s Army.
It was said to be the country’s largest ever live-firing drill, involving 300 to 400 large …
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