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Korean Stamp Exhibition under Way in Pyongyang
Pyongyang, July 30 (KCNA) -- A Korean stamp exhibition is going on at the Korean Stamps Museum here to mark the 60th anniversary of the victory in the Fatherland Liberation War (June 25, 1950-July 27, 1953).

In this regard, KCNA met Pak Il Hwa, a researcher of the museum.

She said:

Displayed at the exhibition are stamps of diverse themes featuring the undying feats President Kim Il Sung, leader Kim Jong Il and anti-Japanese war hero Kim Jong Suk performed for strengthening of the revolutionary armed forces.

56 kinds of stamps issued during the war have come under spotlight of visitors.

Printed on July 10, Juche 39 (1950), "Liberation of Seoul City" is the first stamp published in the period. It depicts the DPRK Flag hanging on the roof of the "Capital Building" in the city.

Among them are stamps picturing such winners of the title of DPRK Hero in the war as a pilot Kim Ki Ok, who downed B-29 and other U.S. warplanes, Kim Ki U, who shot down at least 10 U.S. warplanes as a member of an aircraft-hunting team, and Ri Su Dok, who fought bravely in the enemy-controlled area as a commander of a people's guerrilla unit.

They also include stamps picturing Kim Ok Song, Pak Han Gyu and Ri Myon Sang, who composed "To a Decisive Battle", "Nobody Knows", "The Dear Home in My Native Village" and other wartime songs.

What catches visitors' eyes is the stamp featuring the 4th World Festival of Youth and Students.

Stamps "For Final Victory" (Nov. 1951) and "DPRK-China Friendship" (Jul. 1952) depict the Chinese People's Volunteers, who fought in the Korean War on the side of the Korean People's Army under the banner of resisting America and aiding Korea, safeguarding the home and defending the motherland.

On display are more than 1,100 kinds of stamps issued after the war to commemorate the Korean people's victory.

The exhibition will run till July 31.

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