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Music show and fireworks brighten New Year celebrations in North Korea



Thousands of North Koreans gathered on Kim Il Sung square in Pyongyang on Tuesday (January 1) to celebrate the new year with musical performances and fireworks.

The video provided by the North's official news agency KCNA, which cannot be independently verified by Reuters, showed people dancing and siging as they watched artists perform on stage before a fireworks display.

The video also showed people posing for photos at an ice sculpture festival that kicked off on Monday (December 31). (Reuters)


In this photo taken on December 31, 2018, revellers gather for a New Year's eve countdown event and fireworks display on Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang. AP


A New Year performance is held at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. Artistes from the Mansudae Art Troupe, the Phibada Opera Troupe, the National Folk Art Troupe, Kim Won Gyun University of Music and the art squad of the Korean People's Internal Security Forces and artistes of the Moranbong Electronic Ensemble gave performance. AP


A New Year performance is held at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. AP


Thousands of North Koreans gathered on Kim Il Sung square in Pyongyang on Tuesday (January 1) to celebrate the new year with musical performances and fireworks.

The video provided by the North's official news agency KCNA, which cannot be independently verified by Reuters, showed people dancing and siging as they watched artists perform on stage before a fireworks display.

The video also showed people posing for photos at an ice sculpture festival that kicked off on Monday (December 31). (Reuters)


In this photo taken on December 31, 2018, revellers gather for a New Year's eve countdown event and fireworks display on Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang. AP


A New Year performance is held at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. Artistes from the Mansudae Art Troupe, the Phibada Opera Troupe, the National Folk Art Troupe, Kim Won Gyun University of Music and the art squad of the Korean People's Internal Security Forces and artistes of the Moranbong Electronic Ensemble gave performance. AP


A New Year performance is held at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. AP
Choi Won-suk wschoi@koreatimes.co.kr


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