Images of North Korea right now, according to foreign journalists who are there

Monday 17 April 2017 15:15
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Girls enjoy ice cream in a zoo in Pyongyang, North Korea(Reuters)

Tensions between North Korea and the US continues to rise following the Kim Jung Un's failed nuclear weapons test.

The US deployed the THAAD missile system in South Korea in response, and US president Donald Trump said that the North Korea needed to ‘behave’.

A number of foreign journalists were able to gain access to the notoriously isolated country as part of an invitation to celebrate Kim Il Sung, the country’s founder’s birthday.

Over the course of a few days, they've been posting what they see on Twitter.

Here are a few photographs:

From the airport at Pyongyang...

The subway...

And the hotel room...

And Pyongyang at night...

Watching Kim Jung Un's address:

A primary school:

A church:

Military men making an annual pilgrimage to Kim Uk Sung's birthplace:

And military parades:

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