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Manila marks anniversary of 1944 MacArthur landing

The city of Manila honored 93 American veterans of World War II with a dinner Saturday night that opened a week of ceremonies on the 40th anniversary of Gen. Douglas MacArthur's landing to drive the Japanese out of the Philippines.

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On Oct. 20, 1944, General MacArthur landed at Red Beach on Leyte Island, 310 miles southeast of Manila.