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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:
Life goes on in Pyongyang #NorthKorea, subways keep running. No sign of evacuation (as rumored) or panic in people'… https://t.co/Amaw6tcHuX — Saša Petricic (@Saša Petricic)
My room on the 33rd floor of the Yanggakdo Hotel in Pyongyang. Feels very Chinese, down to that center console https://t.co/k842HKaXxO — Jonathan Kaiman (@Jonathan Kaiman)
Pyongyang calling! Finally here and even with a 3G data connection. The new Ryomyong street apartment buildings loo… https://t.co/kBGpi8b8lE — Mika Mäkeläinen (@Mika Mäkeläinen)
Kim Il-sung Square in central #Pyongyang #Dprk https://t.co/R8g7ENm56H — Jeremy Koh (@Jeremy Koh)
Just arrived at the Orphan Primary School in Pyongyang, and it is very, very clean https://t.co/nNDDNBCkbk — Jonathan Kaiman (@Jonathan Kaiman)
North Korean children study a fable about a tiger and a porcupine. My minder says it's an allegory. Guess which one… https://t.co/n3s5WkqWl2 — Jonathan Kaiman (@Jonathan Kaiman)
A church in #Pyongyang #DPRK https://t.co/CBl5kTSbng — Jeremy Koh (@Jeremy Koh)
North Korean military men make an annual pilgrimage to Mangyongdae, Kim Il Sung's birthplace, before the late leade… https://t.co/VLO86Qfzt3 — Jonathan Kaiman (@Jonathan Kaiman)
Caught in mid-step during the military parade in #Pyongyang #DPRK https://t.co/2yY2f7ZYVa — Jeremy Koh (@Jeremy Koh)
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