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N. Korea declares 'state of war' with South

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North Korea on Saturday declared it was in a "state of war" with South Korea and warned Seoul and Washington that any provocation would swiftly escalate into an all-out nuclear conflict. 

This photo taken and released by North Korea's official news agency on March 29, 2013 shows huge crowds in Pyongyang. North Korea has declared it is in a "state of war" with South Korea and warned Seoul and Washington that any provocation would swiftly escalate into an all-out nuclear conflict.

The United States said it took the announcement "seriously", but noted it followed a familiar pattern, while South Korea largely dismissed it as an old threat dressed in new clothing.

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