A monument has been unveiled near Washington to remember the thousands of women who were forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese military during World War Two.
The unveiling ceremony for the monument was held Friday on the premises of Fairfax County's government office in northern Virginia.
Similar memorials have been established in California and New York, but this is the first such monument set up near the U.S. capital.
A former comfort woman and members of the Korean Council for the Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery by Japan were among the more than 1-hundred people who attended the ceremony.
More than 200-thousand women, mostly Korean, were forced to serve as sex slaves to the Japanese military in the early 20th century.
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