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In this undated photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, talks with officials as he inspects a construction site in Taechong-ri, North Korea, being built in a recovery effort from recent flood and typhoon damage. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency.

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Thousands of political party members in support of the recovery efforts from typhoon damage parade at the plaza of the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun in Pyongyang, North Korea. A powerful typhoon damaged buildings and flooded roads in North Korea on Monday, the fourth spell of strong wind and rain to hit the country in just over a month.

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In this undated photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, visits a western coastal area in South Hwanghae province, North Korea, where Typhoon Bavi made landfall.

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In this photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un delivers a speech before war veterans in Pyongyang, North Korea marking the 67th anniversary of the end of the 1950-53 Korean War.

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In this photo released by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, sitting, is surrounded by senior military officials holding‚ Paektusan commemorative pistols they received from Kim during a ceremony in Pyongyang, North Korea.

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This combination of May 29, 2020 and June 22, 2020, satellite images provided by Maxar Technologies shows before, top, and after a demolition of an inter-Korean liaison office building at a shuttered joint industrial park in Kaesong, North Korea. The North blew up the liaison office building just north of the heavily armed border with South Korea on June 16, 2020 in a carefully choreographed, largely symbolic display of anger.

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A North Korean flag flutters in the wind at a military guard post in Paju, at the border with North Korea, South Korea. North Korea blew up an inter-Korean liaison office building just inside its border in an act Tuesday that sharply raises tensions on the Korean Peninsula amid deadlocked nuclear diplomacy with the United States.

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North Korean youth and students march from the Pyongyang Youth Park Open-air Theatre to Kim Il Sung Square during a protest demonstration to denounce South Korean authorities policy against North Korea and defectors from the north, in Pyongyang, North Korea. The signs read " Give us an order (to punish South Korea)."

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In this photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, rear center, attends a meeting of the Politburo of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea in North Korea. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified.

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In this photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, cuts a tape, watched by his sister Kim Yo Jong, during his visit to a fertilizer factory in Sunchon, South Pyongan province, near Pyongyang, North Korea. Kim made his first public appearance in 20 days as he celebrated the completion of the fertilizer factory, state media said ending an absence that had triggered global rumors that he may be seriously ill. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency.

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This photo provided by the North Korean government shows military exercise at an undisclosed location in North Korea on Sunday. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency.

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Workers of the Ryongaksan Soap Factory make disinfectant in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea has been engaged in an intense campaign to guard against COVID-19, though it hasn’t officially reported any cases of infection.

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In this photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, delivers a speech during the ground-breaking ceremony of a general hospital in Pyongyang, North Korea. Kim said it's crucial to improve his country's health care system during the ceremony, state media reported amid worries about a coronavirus outbreak in the impoverished North.

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A passenger wearing a mask as a precaution against a new coronavirus has his temperature checked before boarding a flight to Vladivostok, Russia, at the Pyongyang International Airport in Pyongyang, North Korea.

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In this undated photo provided released by the North Korean government, workers wearing protective suits spray disinfectant as a precaution against the new coronavirus at a garment factory in Pyongyang, North Korea.

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In this photo, clerks disinfect checkout counters at a department store amid growing concern over the coronavirus outbreak in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has called for stronger anti-virus efforts to guard against COVID-19, saying there will be “serious consequences” if the illness spreads to the country.

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People bow in front of statues of their late leaders Kim Il Sung, left, and Kim Jong Il on Mansu Hill in Pyongyang, North Korea to commemorate the 78th birthday of Kim Jong Il.

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Fireworks explode during a New Year celebration at the Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea.

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In this photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks during a Workers’ Party meeting in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea opened a high-profile political conference to discuss how to overcome “harsh trials and difficulties," state media reported days before a year-end deadline set by Pyongyang for Washington to make concessions in nuclear negotiations.

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Ribbons with notes wishing for the reunification of the two Koreas are seen on wire fences at the Imjingak Pavilion in Paju, South Korea, near the border with North Korea. U.S. President Donald Trump said that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may be planning to give him "a nice present" such as a "beautiful vase" for Christmas rather than a missile launch.

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North Koreans bows in front of the bronze statues of their late leaders Kim Il Sung, left, and Kim Jong Il at the Mansudae Art Studio in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Koreans mark the eighth death anniversary of Kim Jong Il with usual floral offerings at the foot of the giant statues of the late leader.

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This photo provided by the North Korean government shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visits Mount Paektu, North Korea.

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This photo provided by the North Korean government, the snow-covered Samjiyon city following its completion ceremony.

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This photo provided by the North Korean government shows the completion ceremony of new city Samjiyon being held. On Monday, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visited Samjiyon county at the foot of Mount Paektu to attend a ceremony marking the completion of work that has transformed the town to “an epitome of modern civilization,” KCNA said. It said the town has a museum on the Kim family, a ski slope, cultural centers, a school, a hospital and factories.

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This undated photo provided by the North Korean government shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, riding on a white horse during his visit to Mount Paektu, North Korea. North Korea says leader Kim has taken a second ride on a white horse to a sacred mountain in less than two months. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency.

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In this photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, inspects a military unit on Changrin Islet in North Korea.

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In this photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, inspects a military unit on Changrin Islet in North Korea.

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In this photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, visits the Diamond Mountain resort in Kumgang, North Korea. Kim ordered the destruction of South Korean-made hotels and other tourist facilities at the North's Diamond Mountain resort, apparently because Seoul won't defy international sanctions and resume South Korean tours at the site, Pyongyang's official Korean Central News Agency.

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In this undated photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un rides a white horse to climb Mount Paektu, North Korea.

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In this undated photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un rides a white horse to climb Mount Paektu, North Korea.

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Performers hold up cards to form a portrait of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a mass games performance titled "The Land of the People" at May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea.

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Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at Joint Security Area in Panmunjom, Republic of Korea

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This Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, photo provided Sunday, Aug. 25, by the North Korean government, shows the test firing of an unspecified missile at an undisclosed location in North Korea. North Korea fired two suspected short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast on Saturday in the seventh weapons launch in a month, South Korea's military said, a day after it vowed to remain America's biggest threat in protest of U.S. led sanctions on the country. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency.

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This photo provided by the North Korean government, shows test firings of an unspecified new weapon at an undisclosed location in North Korea.

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In this image made from video of a still image broadcasted by North Korea's KRT, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervises a rocket launch test. North Korea said, leader Kim supervised the first test firing of a new multiple rocket launcher system that could potentially enhance its ability to strike targets in South Korea and U.S. military bases there.

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People watch a TV showing a file image of North Korea's missile launch during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea. North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast Wednesday, South Korea's military said, its second weapons test in less than a week.

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North Koreans perform during a mass game performance of "The Land of the People" at the May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea.

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North Koreans perform during a mass game performance of "The Land of the People" at the May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea.

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People visit Mansu Hill to pay tribute to the late leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Kim Il Sung's death, in Pyongyang, North Korea.

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In this photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and U.S. President Donald Trump shake hands over the military demarcation line at the border village of Panmunjom in Demilitarized Zone.

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North Koreans hold cards to make an image depicting a worker and a farmer during a mass game performance of "The Land of the People" at the May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea.

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In this photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping, center right, attend a send-off ceremony at Pyongyang International Airport in Pyongyang, North Korea.

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In this photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping bid farewell at Pyongyang International Airport in Pyongyang, North Korea.

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In this photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, and Chinese President Xi Jinping acknowledge welcoming people on a street in Pyongyang, North Korea.

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In this photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center right, his wife Ri Sol Ju, right, Chinese President Xi Jinping, center left, and his wife Peng Liyuan pose for a photo at Kumsusan guest house in Pyongyang, North Korea.

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This photo provided by the North Korean government shows a test of military weapon systems in North Korea.

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This photo provided by the North Korean government shows a test of weapon systems in North Korea. North Korea fired two suspected short-range missiles toward the sea South Korean officials said, its second weapons launch in five days and a possible warning that nuclear disarmament talks with Washington could be in danger.

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This photo provided by the North Korean government shows a test of weapon systems, in North Korea. North Korean state media said leader Kim Jong Un observed live-fire drills of long-range multiple rocket launchers and unspecified tactical guided weapons, a day after South Korea's military detected the North launching several unidentified short-range projectiles into the sea off its eastern coast.

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In this photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects an honor guard at an undisclosed train station in North Korea before leaving for Russia.

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In this Friday, April 12, 2019, photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, front center, poses with the newly-elected members of the leadership bodies of the Workers' Party of Korea and state in Pyongyang, North Korea. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency.

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In this photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un casts his vote at a polling center at Pyongyang's Kim Chaek University of Technology in Pyongyang, North Korea. Millions of North Korean voters, including Kim, went to the polls to elect a new lineup of roughly 700 members for the next session of the national legislature, though the vote was more of an endorsement than a competitive contest.

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People line up to vote during the election at a polling station in Pyongyang, North Korea. In typical North Korean style, voters are presented with just one state-sanctioned candidate per district and they cast ballots to show their approval or, very rarely, disapproval.

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North Koreans walk past the gate of Korea Central Zoo in Pyongyang, North Korea.

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A man watches the North Korean side at the Unification Observation Post in Paju, South Korea, near the border with North Korea. U.S. analysts say North Korea appears to have restored normal operations at a long-range rocket launch site it partially dismantled last year as part of disarmament steps.

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This satellite image provided by DigitalGlobe, was captured on March 2, 2019, and shows the rocket test stand at the Sohae Satellite Launch Facility in Tongchang-ri, North Korea.

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This satellite image provided by DigitalGlobe captured on March 2, 2019, and shows the launch tower at the Sohae Satellite Launch Facility in Tongchang-ri, North Korea. North Korea is restoring facilities at the long-range rocket launch site, which it dismantled last year as part of disarmament steps, according to foreign experts and a South Korean lawmaker who was briefed by Seoul's spy service. The finding follows a high-stakes nuclear summit last week between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump that ended without any agreement.

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In this photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un salutes while reviewing troops at Pyongyang Station, North Korea, before leaving for Vietnam.

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North Korean men ice fish on a frozen lake in Nampo, North Korea.

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A North Korean man rides his bicycle on the frozen Taedong River in Nampo, North Korea.

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In this photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un walks with his wife Ri Sol Ju at Pyongyang Station in Pyongyang, North Korea, before leaving for China. Kim left for China for a four-day trip, the North's state media reported amid speculation that he may attempt to coordinate his positions with Beijing ahead of his likely summit with U.S. President Donald Trump.

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In this undated image from video distributed by North Korean broadcaster KRT, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un delivers a speech in North Korea. Kim says he hopes to extend his high-stakes nuclear summitry with President Donald Trump into 2019, but also warns Washington not to test North Koreans' patience with sanctions and pressure. Kim also during his New Year's speech said the United States should continue to halt its joint military exercises with ally South Korea. Nuclear talks between the countries have stalled.

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South and North Korean government officials connect northern and southern railroad tracks during a groundbreaking ceremony at Panmun Station in Kaesong, North Korea. North and South Korea broke ground on an ambitious project to modernize North Korean railways and roads and connect them with the South, but without progress in nuclear negotiations, regular trains won't be crossing the border anytime soon.

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North Koreans bow at the bronze statues of their late leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il at Mansu Hill Grand Monument in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Koreans are marking the seventh anniversary of the death of leader Kim Jong Il with visits to the statues and vows of loyalty to his son, Kim Jong Un.

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In this photo provided by South Korea Defense Ministry, South Korean army Col. Yun Myung-shick, right, shakes hands with North Korean army Lt. Col. Ri Jong Su before crossing the Military Demarcation Line inside the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) to inspect the dismantled North Korean guard post in the central section of the inter-Korean border in Cheorwon. Dozens of North and South Korean soldiers crossed over the world's most heavily armed border as they inspected the sites of their rival's front-line guard posts to verify they'd been removed, part of inter-Korean engagement efforts that come amid stalled U.S.-North Korea nuclear disarmament talks.

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South, wearing yellow head bands, and North Korean army soldiers inspect the dismantled North Korean guard post inside the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) in the central section of the inter-Korean border in Cheorwon.

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A South Korean army soldier, center bottom, shakes hands with a North Korean army soldier before crossing the Military Demarcation Line inside the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) to inspect the dismantled North Korean guard post in the central section of the inter-Korean border in Cheorwon. South Korea and North Korea have removed some of their guard posts along the border as part of their military agreement last September.

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South Korean soldiers stand guard next to the rails which leads to North Korea, inside the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas in Paju, South Korea.

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A South Korean train runs on the rail track, which the two Koreas hope to eventually use as an international transport link, near to the border village of Panmunjom in North Korea, in Paju, South Korea. The two Koreas plan to start an 18-day joint survey of the North Korean railroad sections along the country's eastern and western coasts, as they move to reduce tensions across the heavily armed border.

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South Korean trucks carrying tons of insecticide pass the North Korea's guard post near the industrial complex in Kaesong, observed from the Dora Observation Post, in Paju, South Korea. South Korea has sent about 50 tons of insecticide to North Korea to help stop a pine tree disease from spreading.

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Trucks carrying insecticide leave for North Korea at the Unification Bridge, in Paju, South Korea. South Korea has sent about 50 tons of insecticide to North Korea to help stop a pine tree disease from spreading.

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In this photo provided by South Korea Defense Ministry, smoke from an explosion rises at a North Korean guard post in North Korea, is seen from South Korea. North Korea blew up some of its front-line guard posts as part of an agreement to ease tensions along its heavily fortified border with South Korea, Seoul's Defense Ministry said.

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The 105-story pyramid-shaped Ryugyong Hotel is illuminated as the night falls in Pyongyang, North Korea. Construction of the capital city's most conspicuous landmark, began in 1987 but the work has not been completed and it has never hosted any guests.

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South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon, left, shakes hands with his North Korean counterpart Ri Son Gwon after exchanging the joint statement during their meeting at the southern side of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, South Korea

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A view of the Unification Platform of Dorasan station, the last station on the South Korean side close to Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) which bifurcates the Korean peninsula.

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South Korean first lady Kim Jung-sook puts water from the crater lake as North Korean first lady Ri Sol Ju, second from left, watches on the Mount Paektu in North Korea.

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in, second from right, and his wife Kim Jung-sook, right, stand with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, second from left, and his wife Ri Sol Ju on the Mount Paektu in North Korea.

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A convoy transporting South Korean President Moon Jae-in makes its way to Sunan International Airport in Pyongyang, North Korea.

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North Koreans wave on a street as a convoy transporting South Korean President Moon Jae-in makes its way to Sunan International Airport in Pyongyang, North Korea.

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un raise their hands after watching the mass games performance of "The Glorious Country" at May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea.

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In this image made from video provided by Korea Broadcasting System (KBS), South Korean President Moon Jae-in, left, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un pose after signing documents in Pyongyang, North Korea.

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, right, toasts with South Korean president Moon Jae-in during a welcome banquet in Pyongyang, North Korea.

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Women wearing traditional dress fill the streets of Pyongyang, North Korea, to welcome South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un passing by during a car parade.

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, wave during a welcoming ceremony at Sunan International Airport in Pyongyang in North Korea.

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South Korean calligraphist Yeo Tae-myong writes calligraphy on the unification flag to celebrate the upcoming inter-Korean summit in Seoul, South Korea

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Yoon Young-chan, a senior South Korean presidential secretary for public relations, watches from between photos of the summit meeting between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a photo exhibition to celebrate the upcoming inter-Korean summit in Seou

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North Korean military band members march during a peace parade held by foreign delegates invited to the celebration of North Korea's 70 anniversary in Pyongyang, North Korea.

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North Koreans cheer for a peace parade held by foreign delegates invited to the celebration of North Korea's 70 anniversary in Pyongyang, North Korea.

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North Korean students take part in a torch light march held in conjunction with the 70th anniversary of North Korea's founding day celebrations in Pyongyang, North Korea.

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North Korean students take part in a torch light march held in conjunction with the 70th anniversary of North Korea's founding day celebrations in Pyongyang, North Korea.

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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.

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Performers hold up cards to form patterns during the "Glorious Country" mass games held in conjunction with the 70th anniversary of North Korea's founding day in Pyongyang, North Korea.

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Airplanes forming the number 70 fly in formation and fire flares during a parade for the 70th anniversary of North Korea's founding day in Pyongyang, North Korea. 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.

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North Korean soldiers salute as others bow before the giant bronze statues of late North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung and his son Kim Jong Il during the anniversary of the end of World War II and liberation from Japanese colonial rule in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea has marked the anniversary with a series of ceremonies ahead of what is expected to be a much bigger event next month, the 70th anniversary of its national foundation day.

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South Korean marine soldiers look at North's side at the Imjingak Pavilion in Paju, near the border with North Korea, South Korea. The rival Koreas announced that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in will meet in Pyongyang sometime in September, while their envoys also discussed Pyongyang's nuclear disarmament efforts and international sanctions.

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Elementary school students hang ribbons written with messages wishing for the reunification of the two Koreas on the wire fence at the Imjingak Pavilion in Paju, near the border with North Korea, South Korea.

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In this photo provided by South Korea Unification Ministry, South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon, second from right, shakes hands with his North Korean counterpart Ri Son Gwon, second from left, after their meeting at the northern side of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, North Korea.

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Girls dance in a studio at the Mangyongdae Children's Palace in Pyongyang, North Korea. Mangyongdae Children's Palace is for talented school children to attend extracurricular classes and a popular place for tourists to visit during their stay in the capital.

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A guide shows hairstyles for women hanging on the wall at a hair salon at the Munsu Water Park in Pyongyang, North Korea.

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People spend their afternoon in an indoor swimming pool at Munsu Water Park during a hot day in Pyongyang, North Korea.

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North Koreans spend their afternoon in an indoor swimming pool at Munsu Water Park during a hot day in Pyongyang, North Korea.

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