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Oct 23, 2015

Inside The Glitz And Glamour Of North Korea

Inside The Glitz And Glamour Of North Korea

North Korea recently celebrated the 70th anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers' Part Of Korea. To document the preparations and celebrations it allowed in some Western journalists and photographers.
Let's just say it isn't exactly Hollywood in North Korea, but it isn't Syria either.

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A woman prepares to serve during a game of volleyball in downtown Pyongyang DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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A plane of North Korean airliner Air Koryo is reflected at Pyongyang's airport DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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A man pushes a bicycle just outside Pyongyang DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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Fisherman's catch is kept in a bucket with water at banks of Taedong River in Pyongyang DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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A woman pushes a cart between vehicles in downtown Pyongyang DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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A man rides bicycle past women wearing traditional clothes in downtown Pyongyang DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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A man fishes in a pond in downtown Pyongyang DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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A woman films with her phone from behind a curtain at the Kim Il Sung Stadium as North Korean national anthem is played before their team's preliminary 2018 World Cup and 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifying soccer match against Philippines in Pyongyang DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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North Korean fans hold flags and sing national anthem before their team's soccer match against Philippines at the Kim Il Sung Stadium in Pyongyang DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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North Korean fans in national colours cheer during their team's preliminary 2018 World Cup and 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifying soccer match against Philippines in Pyongyang DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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A policeman looks toward crowd as North Korea plays against Philippines in their preliminary 2018 World Cup and 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifying soccer match in Pyongyang DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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A man smokes a cigarette in downtown Pyongyang DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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A woman carries flowers to decorate the lobby of a hotel in Pyongyang DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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People read newspapers displayed inside a subway station visited by foreign reporters during a government organised tour in Pyongyang DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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Students use escalators to exit a subway station visited by foreign reporters during a government organised tour in Pyongyang DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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Passengers react inside a train that stopped at a subway station visited by foreign reporters during a government organised tour in Pyongyang DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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A man looks through the window in central Pyongyang DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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The 105-storey Ryugyong Hotel, the highest building under construction in North Korea, is seen behind residential buildings in Pyongyang DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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A mural decorates War Museum during a government organised tour for foreign reporters in Pyongyang DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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People play basketball in central Pyongyang DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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Residential buildings are seen in central Pyongyang DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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Two railway workers chat in front of a flower mural inside a subway station visited by foreign reporters during a government organised tour in Pyongyang DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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A woman waits for a train as man walks through a subway station visited by foreign reporters during a government organised tour in Pyongyang DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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People use escalators to leave a subway station visited by foreign reporters during a government organised tour in Pyongyang DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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A newly built residential building is seen at sunrise in central Pyongyang DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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A railway worker looks from inside a train leaving a subway station visited by foreign reporters during a government organised tour in Pyongyang DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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Commuters make their way through a subway station visited by foreign reporters during a government organised tour in Pyongyang DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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Taxis are driven on an almost empty avenue in central Pyongyang DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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Kim Myong Chol, a taxi driver for Korea Kumgang Group (KKG), talks to passengers after dropping them at a hotel in central Pyongyang DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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