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Participants march past a balcony from where North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un was watching, during a mass rally on Kim Il Sung square in Pyongyang on September 9, 2018. - North Korea was marking the 70th anniversary of its founding.Korean People's Army (KPA) tanks take part in a military parade on Kim Il Sung square in Pyongyang on September 9, 2018. AFP
Participants wave flowers as they march past a balcony from where North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un was watching, during a mass rally on Kim Il Sung square in Pyongyang on September 9, 2018. - North Korea held a military parade to mark its 70th birthday, but refrained from showing off the intercontinental ballistic missiles that have seen it hit with multiple international sanctions. AFP
Planes making the words '70' fly during a parade celebrating the National Day and 70th anniversary of its Foundation in Pyongyang, North Korea, 09 September 2018. EPA
Airplanes with trails of colored smoke perform during a parade for the 70th anniversary of North Korea's founding day in Pyongyang, North Korea, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. North Korea staged a major military parade, huge rallies and will revive its iconic mass games on Sunday to mark its 70th anniversary as a nation. AP
North Korean tanks roll past during a parade for the 70th anniversary of North Korea's founding day in Pyongyang, North Korea, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. North Korea staged a major military parade, huge rallies and will revive its iconic mass games on Sunday to mark its 70th anniversary as a nation. AP
Korean People's Army (KPA) soldiers take part in a mass rally on Kim Il Sung square in Pyongyang on September 9, 2018. - Thousands of North Korean troops followed by artillery and tanks paraded through Pyongyang on September 9 as the nuclear-armed country celebrated its 70th birthday, but it refrained from displaying the intercontinental ballistic missiles that have seen it hit with sanctions. AFP
Korean People's Army (KPA) soldiers stand in formation prior to a military parade and mass rally on Kim Il Sung square in Pyongyang on September 9, 2018. - North Korea held a military parade to mark its 70th birthday, but refrained from showing off the intercontinental ballistic missiles that have seen it hit with multiple international sanctions. AFP
Soldiers march during a military parade marking the 70th anniversary of North Korea's foundation in Pyongyang, North Korea, September 9, 2018. Reuters
Soldiers march during a military parade marking the 70th anniversary of North Korea's foundation in Pyongyang, North Korea, September 9, 2018. Reuters
A girl reacts during a parade marking the 70th anniversary of North Korea's founding day in Pyongyang, North Korea, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. North Korea staged a major military parade, huge rallies and will revive its iconic mass games on Sunday to mark its 70th anniversary as a nation. AP
A military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the foundation of North Korea. TASS
A military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the foundation of North Korea. TASS
North Korean health workers take part in a parade for the 70th anniversary of North Korea's founding day in Pyongyang, North Korea, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. North Korea rolled out some of its latest tanks and marched its best-trained goose-stepping units in a major military parade on Sunday to mark its 70th anniversary, but held back its most advanced missiles and devoted nearly half of the event to civilian efforts to build the domestic economy. AP
Fireworks erupt over the stadium during the Arirang Mass games celebrating the National Day and 70th anniversary of its Foundation in Pyongyang, North Korea, 09 September 2018. EPA
Participants perform at Mass Games in May Day stadium marking the 70th anniversary of North Korea's foundation in Pyongyang, North Korea, September 9, 2018. Reuters
Participants perform in a 'Mass Games' artistic and gymnastic display at the May Day stadium in Pyongyang on September 9, 2018. - The biggest show on earth made a comeback as North Korea put on its its all-singing, all-dancing propaganda display, the 'Mass Games', for the first time in five years. Months in the preparation, the show featured tens of thousands of performers under the curved arches of the May Day Stadium, made up of 17,490 children simultaneously turning the coloured pages of books to create giant images rippling across one side of the stadium ? an analogue version, on a giant scale, of a usually digital solution to a digital demand. AFP
Participants perform at Mass Games in May Day stadium marking the 70th anniversary of North Korea's foundation in Pyongyang, North Korea, September 9, 2018. Reuters
Participants perform in a 'Mass Games' artistic and gymnastic display at the May Day stadium in Pyongyang on September 9, 2018. AFP
Participants perform in a 'Mass Games' artistic and gymnastic display at the May Day stadium in Pyongyang on September 9, 2018. AFP
Participants perform during the 'Glorious Country' mass games held in conjunction with the 70th anniversary of North Korea's founding day in Pyongyang, North Korea, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. AP
Fireworks erupt as North Korean students hold torches during a torch light parade on Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, Democratic People's Republic Of Korea (DPRK), 10 September 2018. Thousands of North Korean students took part in a torch light parade as part of the National Day and 70th anniversary of the country's foundation celebrations. EPA
Participants perform in a torch parade on Kim Il Sung square in Pyongyang on September 10, 2018. - Thousands of North Koreans wielding burning torches and shouting slogans filled Kim Il Sung square in celebration of the country's 70th birthday. AFP
Participants perform in a torch parade on Kim Il Sung square in Pyongyang on September 10, 2018. - Thousands of North Koreans wielding burning torches and shouting slogans filled Kim Il Sung square in celebration of the country's 70th birthday. AFP
North Korean march during the torch light march at the Kim Il Sung Square in conjunction with the 70th anniversary of North Korea's founding day in Pyongyang, North Korea, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. Tens of thousands of North Koreans rallied in Pyongyang's Kim Il Sung Square in the final major event of the country's 70th anniversary, an elaborate celebration that was focused on Korean unity and economic development and that deliberately downplayed the missiles and nuclear weapons that brought the North to the brink of conflict with the United States just one year ago. AP
Participants perform in a torch parade on Kim Il Sung square in Pyongyang on September 10, 2018. - Thousands of North Koreans wielding burning torches and shouting slogans filled Kim Il Sung square in celebration of the country's 70th birthday. AFP
Participants march past a balcony from where North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un was watching, during a mass rally on Kim Il Sung square in Pyongyang on September 9, 2018. - North Korea was marking the 70th anniversary of its founding.Korean People's Army (KPA) tanks take part in a military parade on Kim Il Sung square in Pyongyang on September 9, 2018. AFP
Participants wave flowers as they march past a balcony from where North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un was watching, during a mass rally on Kim Il Sung square in Pyongyang on September 9, 2018. - North Korea held a military parade to mark its 70th birthday, but refrained from showing off the intercontinental ballistic missiles that have seen it hit with multiple international sanctions. AFP
Planes making the words '70' fly during a parade celebrating the National Day and 70th anniversary of its Foundation in Pyongyang, North Korea, 09 September 2018. EPA
Airplanes with trails of colored smoke perform during a parade for the 70th anniversary of North Korea's founding day in Pyongyang, North Korea, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. North Korea staged a major military parade, huge rallies and will revive its iconic mass games on Sunday to mark its 70th anniversary as a nation. AP
North Korean tanks roll past during a parade for the 70th anniversary of North Korea's founding day in Pyongyang, North Korea, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. North Korea staged a major military parade, huge rallies and will revive its iconic mass games on Sunday to mark its 70th anniversary as a nation. AP
Korean People's Army (KPA) soldiers take part in a mass rally on Kim Il Sung square in Pyongyang on September 9, 2018. - Thousands of North Korean troops followed by artillery and tanks paraded through Pyongyang on September 9 as the nuclear-armed country celebrated its 70th birthday, but it refrained from displaying the intercontinental ballistic missiles that have seen it hit with sanctions. AFP
Korean People's Army (KPA) soldiers stand in formation prior to a military parade and mass rally on Kim Il Sung square in Pyongyang on September 9, 2018. - North Korea held a military parade to mark its 70th birthday, but refrained from showing off the intercontinental ballistic missiles that have seen it hit with multiple international sanctions. AFP
Soldiers march during a military parade marking the 70th anniversary of North Korea's foundation in Pyongyang, North Korea, September 9, 2018. Reuters
Soldiers march during a military parade marking the 70th anniversary of North Korea's foundation in Pyongyang, North Korea, September 9, 2018. Reuters
A girl reacts during a parade marking the 70th anniversary of North Korea's founding day in Pyongyang, North Korea, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. North Korea staged a major military parade, huge rallies and will revive its iconic mass games on Sunday to mark its 70th anniversary as a nation. AP
A military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the foundation of North Korea. TASS
A military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the foundation of North Korea. TASS
North Korean health workers take part in a parade for the 70th anniversary of North Korea's founding day in Pyongyang, North Korea, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. North Korea rolled out some of its latest tanks and marched its best-trained goose-stepping units in a major military parade on Sunday to mark its 70th anniversary, but held back its most advanced missiles and devoted nearly half of the event to civilian efforts to build the domestic economy. AP
Fireworks erupt over the stadium during the Arirang Mass games celebrating the National Day and 70th anniversary of its Foundation in Pyongyang, North Korea, 09 September 2018. EPA
Participants perform at Mass Games in May Day stadium marking the 70th anniversary of North Korea's foundation in Pyongyang, North Korea, September 9, 2018. Reuters
Participants perform in a 'Mass Games' artistic and gymnastic display at the May Day stadium in Pyongyang on September 9, 2018. - The biggest show on earth made a comeback as North Korea put on its its all-singing, all-dancing propaganda display, the 'Mass Games', for the first time in five years. Months in the preparation, the show featured tens of thousands of performers under the curved arches of the May Day Stadium, made up of 17,490 children simultaneously turning the coloured pages of books to create giant images rippling across one side of the stadium ? an analogue version, on a giant scale, of a usually digital solution to a digital demand. AFP
Participants perform at Mass Games in May Day stadium marking the 70th anniversary of North Korea's foundation in Pyongyang, North Korea, September 9, 2018. Reuters
Participants perform in a 'Mass Games' artistic and gymnastic display at the May Day stadium in Pyongyang on September 9, 2018. AFP
Participants perform in a 'Mass Games' artistic and gymnastic display at the May Day stadium in Pyongyang on September 9, 2018. AFP
Participants perform during the 'Glorious Country' mass games held in conjunction with the 70th anniversary of North Korea's founding day in Pyongyang, North Korea, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. AP
Fireworks erupt as North Korean students hold torches during a torch light parade on Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, Democratic People's Republic Of Korea (DPRK), 10 September 2018. Thousands of North Korean students took part in a torch light parade as part of the National Day and 70th anniversary of the country's foundation celebrations. EPA
Participants perform in a torch parade on Kim Il Sung square in Pyongyang on September 10, 2018. - Thousands of North Koreans wielding burning torches and shouting slogans filled Kim Il Sung square in celebration of the country's 70th birthday. AFP
Participants perform in a torch parade on Kim Il Sung square in Pyongyang on September 10, 2018. - Thousands of North Koreans wielding burning torches and shouting slogans filled Kim Il Sung square in celebration of the country's 70th birthday. AFP
North Korean march during the torch light march at the Kim Il Sung Square in conjunction with the 70th anniversary of North Korea's founding day in Pyongyang, North Korea, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. Tens of thousands of North Koreans rallied in Pyongyang's Kim Il Sung Square in the final major event of the country's 70th anniversary, an elaborate celebration that was focused on Korean unity and economic development and that deliberately downplayed the missiles and nuclear weapons that brought the North to the brink of conflict with the United States just one year ago. AP
Participants perform in a torch parade on Kim Il Sung square in Pyongyang on September 10, 2018. - Thousands of North Koreans wielding burning torches and shouting slogans filled Kim Il Sung square in celebration of the country's 70th birthday. AFP
Choi Won-suk wschoi@koreatimes.co.kr
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