Last updated: April 19, 2018

Image of Asia: Preparing Korean War remains to return home

South Korea's Agency for KIA, Killed in Action, Recovery and Identification members, in white, prepare to put the remains of Chinese soldiers into coffins as Chinese military officers watch during the rites of placing the remains into the coffins at the temporary columbarium, in Paju, South Korea, Monday, March 28, 2016. The remains of 36 Chinese soldiers killed during the 1950-53 Korean War will return home from South Korea on Thursday, March 31, for permanent burial. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, Pool)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.



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