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    • A view of North Korean township of Samjiyon County in this undated picture released by North Korea's Central News Agency (KCNA) on December 2, 2019.
    • This picture taken on December 2, 2019 and released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on December 3, 2019 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (2nd R) cutting a ribbon to mark the completion of the construction of the township of Samjiyon County.
    • This picture taken on December 2, 2019 and released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on December 3, 2019 shows residents attending a ceremony to mark the completion of the construction of the township of Samjiyon County.
    • Fireworks explode above during a ceremony celebrating the completion of the township of Samjiyon County, North Korea, in this undated picture released by North Korea's Central News Agency (KCNA) on December 2, 2019.
    • People dance during a ceremony celebrating the completion of township of Samjiyon County, North Korea, in this undated picture released by North Korea's Central News Agency (KCNA) on December 2, 2019.
    • North Korean leader Kim Jong-un attends a ceremony at the township of Samjiyon County, North Korea, in this undated picture released by North Korea's Central News Agency (KCNA) on December 2, 2019.
    • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (C) attending a ceremony to mark the completion of the construction of the township of Samjiyon County.
    • North Korean leader Kim Jong-un attends a ceremony at the township of Samjiyon County, North Korea, in this undated picture released by North Korea's Central News Agency (KCNA) on December 2, 2019.
    • People cheer during a ceremony to mark the completion of the construction of the township of Samjiyon County.
    • Skiers watching fireworks during a ceremony to mark the completion of the construction of the township of Samjiyon County.
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    A view of North Korean township of Samjiyon County in this undated picture released by North Korea's Central News Agency (KCNA) on December 2, 2019.

    North Korean media has called the newly opened town the "epitome of modern civilisation." According to the Korean Central News Agency, the town is expected to accommodate 4,000 families.

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has cut the red ribbon at a ceremony to celebrate the opening of Samjiyon, a new town with a ski slope and a stadium among other facilities. 

    Mr Kim first visited the town two years ago to announce the start of a large-scale 'rebuilding' project.

    Sputnik's gallery offers a rare look inside of North Korea.  

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