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Thousands of North Korean troops followed by artillery and tanks paraded through Pyongyang Sunday as the country celebrated its 70th birthday, but it refrained from displaying the intercontinental ballistic missiles that have seen it hit with sanctions.Unlike in previous years, there were no intercontinental missiles on display.North Korea routinely uses major holidays to showcase its military capabilities and the latest developments in missile technology.After a 21-gun salute, dozens of infantry units marched through Kim Il Sung Square, some in night-vision goggles or wielding rocket propelled grenade launchers, as the current leader – the founder's grandson – looked on from a rostrum.There was no sign of the Hwasong-14 and -15 rockets that can reach the mainland United States and changed the strategic balance when they were first tested last year.
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