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North Korea. Pyongyang in the pictures

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The Reuters Agency released drone footage showing various points in North Korean Pyongyang. You can see skyscrapers, monumental statues of leaders and a triumphal arch. On the other hand, you can hardly see people. Propaganda Photos were provided by the official North Korean government agency KCNA.

The latest drone footage shows the capital of North Korea, one of the world’s most isolated and mysterious countries, ruled dictatorially by Kim Jong Un.


You can see a monumental monument depicting Kim Il-sung and his son and successor of Kim Jong-il.

The Great Mansudae Monument (Kim Il Sena and Kim Jong Il) on Mansu Hill in PyongyangKCNA / Reuters

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The Tower (also called the Flame) of the Juche Idea, which was erected in 1982 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Kim Il-sung’s birth, and which, despite frequent power cuts, is always illuminated for ideological purposes.

Juche Idea Tower on the southern bank of the Taedong-gang RiverKCNA / Reuters

Modeled on the Parisian Arc de Triomphe, built in 1982 on the square at the foot of Moran Hill.

Triumphal Arch in PyongyangKCNA / Reuters

Ssuk Island Complex on the Taedong-gang River.

Ssuk IslandKCNA / Reuters

Modern apartment buildings on Changjon Street.

Skyscrapers on Changjon StreetKCNA / Reuters

Ryomyong Street is famous for its futuristic architecture.

Ryomyong StreetKCNA / Reuters

People are hardly visible in the photos taken during the day. They appear on the next evening recording. On it, the capital of Pyongyang is supposed to pretend to be a bustling city of lights.

Night recording from PyongyangKCNA / Reuters

Main photo source: KCNA / Reuters

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