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...this picture looks like an important United Nations meetings, however, everything is covered, or papers flipped over, which makes me think it secretive

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    Hi & welcome to Genealogy & Family History SE. What is the provenance of the picture and how does it relate to genealogy? Everyone is wearing a uniform and there is a visitors gallery -- it seems more like a tribunal (war crimes?) than a United Nations session.
    – bgwiehle
    Mar 11, 2017 at 14:47
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    Photo identification and historical background do get covered here but there "should" be a connection to family history -- whether a relative was involved in the depicted event or some other link. The question could be migrated to History SE, but that is the moderators' call.
    – bgwiehle
    Mar 11, 2017 at 15:08
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    The bald guy facing away from the camera looks to be a British Brigadier judging by his shoulder rank insignia. The chap with the glasses might be American judging by the uniform. And I think there maybe Japanese Navy officers, but not sure. The white armbands probably mean some kind of duty officer, or guard, or assistant to the flag senior officers.
    – user13123
    Mar 11, 2017 at 23:54
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    Chap at the back right has Navy lieutenant insignia on his sleeve - could be RN or USN.
    – user13123
    Mar 11, 2017 at 23:58
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    This could quite possibly be from the international military tribunal far east into Japanese war crimes in 1947. Or a number of any of the other trials. I don't think it's especially secretive judging from all the onlookers in the windows.
    – Anaryl
    Mar 12, 2017 at 7:16

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I do believe the location, and this is my best guess, is the Military Armistice Building in South Korea.

Exactly which armistice meeting (they've had quite a few now) it is, I am not sure. But it does look quite similar to the room in the photos. I cannot be certain though.

[Military Armistice Commission Building

[1968 Military Commission

[Another angle

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