Image of Asia: Preparing Korean War remains to return home

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Posted: Mar 28, 2016 8:40 AM
Image of Asia: Preparing Korean War remains to return home

In this photo by Ahn Young-joon, workers at South Korea's agency for recovering and identifying soldiers killed in action prepare to put the remains of Chinese soldiers into coffins as Chinese military officers watch during rites at a temporary columbarium in Paju, South Korea. The remains of 36 Chinese soldiers killed during the 1950-53 Korean War will be returned home on Thursday for permanent burial. Communist China supported North Korea during the war, and thousands of Chinese soldiers were among the more than 1 million believed to have died from both sides. South Korea has returned several small groups of Chinese remains as a humanitarian gesture.