Sneak Peek at Military Parade of the Most Closed-Off Country in the World

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On Saturday, North Korea staged a massive military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers’ Party. The event involved hundreds of troops and numerous weapons. Leader Kim Jong Un observed the extravaganza from a platform and gave a live televised speech.

 

© REUTERS / James PearsonTanks, armored vehicles, rocket launchers and a number of missiles mounted on trucks were showcased during the parade.

Above: Missiles are taken on trucks past a stand with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during the parade celebrating the 70th anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea, in Pyongyang.
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Tanks, armored vehicles, rocket launchers and a number of missiles mounted on trucks were showcased during the parade.

Above: Missiles are taken on trucks past a stand with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during the parade celebrating the 70th anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea, in Pyongyang.
© AP Photo / Wong Maye-EAbove: North Korean soldiers parade through Kim Il Sung Square with their missiles and rockets during a mass military parade in Pyongyang.
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Above: North Korean soldiers parade through Kim Il Sung Square with their missiles and rockets during a mass military parade in Pyongyang.
© AP Photo / Maye-E WongAbove: North Korean veterans gather before the start of a parade in Pyongyang.
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Above: North Korean veterans gather before the start of a parade in Pyongyang.
© AFP 2022 / Ed Jones Thousands of civilians took part in the parade.

Above: Participants wave flowers as they pass through Kim Il-Sung square during a mass military parade in Pyongyang.
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Thousands of civilians took part in the parade.

Above: Participants wave flowers as they pass through Kim Il-Sung square during a mass military parade in Pyongyang.
© AFP 2022 / Ed Jones Above: North Korean soldiers participate in a mass military parade at Kim Il-Sung square in Pyongyang.
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Above: North Korean soldiers participate in a mass military parade at Kim Il-Sung square in Pyongyang.
© REUTERS / Damir SagoljAbove: A soldier salutes from atop vehicle carrying a missile past a stand with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during the parade celebrating the 70th anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea, in Pyongyang.
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Above: A soldier salutes from atop vehicle carrying a missile past a stand with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during the parade celebrating the 70th anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea, in Pyongyang.
© AP Photo / Wong Maye-EAbove: Soldiers in tanks parade in Pyongyang.
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Above: Soldiers in tanks parade in Pyongyang.
© AFP 2022 / Ed Jones The Workers’ Party of Korea was founded 70 years ago, after World War II and following the end of the Japanese occupation of Korea.

Above: North Korean women wearing traditional "hanbok" dresses stand on Kim Il-Sung square in Pyongyang.
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The Workers’ Party of Korea was founded 70 years ago, after World War II and following the end of the Japanese occupation of Korea.

Above: North Korean women wearing traditional "hanbok" dresses stand on Kim Il-Sung square in Pyongyang.
© REUTERS / Damir SagoljAbove: Veteran soldiers react as their truck drives past a stand with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during the parade celebrating the 70th anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea, in Pyongyang.
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Above: Veteran soldiers react as their truck drives past a stand with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during the parade celebrating the 70th anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea, in Pyongyang.
© AFP 2022 / Ed JonesPresiding the parade, Kim Jong Un said his country was "fully ready" to defend itself against any threat from the US.

Above: North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un looks out towards Kim Il-Sung square during a mass military parade in Pyongyang.
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Presiding the parade, Kim Jong Un said his country was "fully ready" to defend itself against any threat from the US.

Above: North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un looks out towards Kim Il-Sung square during a mass military parade in Pyongyang.
© AP Photo / Wong Maye-EAbove: North Korean soldiers parade on Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang.
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Above: North Korean soldiers parade on Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang.
© AFP 2022 / Ed Jones Military aircraft flew in formation above Kim Il Sung Square, forming the symbol of the Workers’ Party of Korea – a hammer, brush and sickle. Another group of planes formed the number 70 in the sky.

Above: Aircraft perform a fly over past the Juche tower at Kim Il-Sung square in Pyongyang.
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Military aircraft flew in formation above Kim Il Sung Square, forming the symbol of the Workers’ Party of Korea – a hammer, brush and sickle. Another group of planes formed the number 70 in the sky.

Above: Aircraft perform a fly over past the Juche tower at Kim Il-Sung square in Pyongyang.
© AFP 2022 / Ed JonesAbove: Women wearing traditional Korean "hanbok" dresses wave flowers as they pass through Kim Il-Sung square during a mass military parade in Pyongyang.
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Above: Women wearing traditional Korean "hanbok" dresses wave flowers as they pass through Kim Il-Sung square during a mass military parade in Pyongyang.
© AFP 2022 / Ed Jones Above: Volunteer performers hold burning torches before the Juche tower during a torch-light performance at Kim Il-Sung square in Pyongyang.
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Above: Volunteer performers hold burning torches before the Juche tower during a torch-light performance at Kim Il-Sung square in Pyongyang.
© AFP 2022 / Ed Jones The parade was attended by Liu Yunshan, one of the top leaders of the Chinese Communist Party.

Above: North Korean soldiers shelter from the rain beneath a balcony following a mass military parade in Pyongyang.
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The parade was attended by Liu Yunshan, one of the top leaders of the Chinese Communist Party.

Above: North Korean soldiers shelter from the rain beneath a balcony following a mass military parade in Pyongyang.
© REUTERS / KCNA Above: North Korean military participate in the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea.
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Above: North Korean military participate in the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea.
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