Inside North Korea
photo by Jason Lee(Reuters)

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North Korean female solders salute a figure of North Korea founder Kim Il-sung during opening ceremony of the Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum, in Pyongyang July 27, 2013, as a part of celebrations ahead of the 60th anniversary of the signing of a truce in the 1950-1953 Korean War.

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un waves to the people during a parade to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the signing of a truce in the 1950-1953 Korean War, at Kim Il-sung Square in Pyongyang July 27, 2013.

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un looks at his uncle North Korean politician Jang song – thaek(L) during a parade to commemorate the 0th anniversary of the signing of a truce in the 1950-1953 Korean War, at Kim Il-sung Square in Pyongyang July 27,2013

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North Korean soldiers carrying guns march to mark the 60th anniversary of the signing of a truce in the 1950-1953 Korean War at Kim Il-sung Square, in Pyongyang, July 27, 2013.

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North Koreans carrying guns march to mark the 60th anniversary of the signing of a truce in the 1950-1953 Korean War at Kim Il-sung Square, in Pyongyang, July 27, 2013.

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Thousands of North Koreans attend a celebration event to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the signing of a truce in the 1950-1953 Korean War, at Kim Il-sung Stadium in Pyongyang, July 28, 2013

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North Korean students use different coloured cardboard to form a picture of a child in uniform as background during a mass gymnastic and artistic performance "Arirang" in Pyongyang, July 26, 2013 as a part of celebrations ahead of the 60th anniversary of the signing of a truce in the 1950-1953 Korean War. The games are world's biggest choreographed extravaganza, part circus act, part rhythmic gymnastics floor, with plenty of reverence for the late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il.

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North Korean students look out from the back of colored cardboards, which are used to form pictures as background ahead of a mass gymnastic and artistic performance "Arirang" in Pyongyang, July 26, 2013 as a part of celebrations ahead of the 60th anniversary of the signing of a truce in the 1950-1953 Korean War. The games are world's biggest choreographed extravaganza, part circus act, part rhythmic gymnastics floor, with plenty of reverence for the late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il.

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North Koreans sleep and yawn as they wait for an artistic performance to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the signing of a truce in the 1950-1953 Korean War, at a Kim Il-sung stadium in Pyongyang July 28, 2013.

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North Korean men look at members of a military band as they wait for the opening ceremony of the Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum, in Pyongyang July 27, 2013. North Korea is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the signing of a truce in the 1950-1953 Korean War.

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North Korean students are seen as they visit Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, where the embalmed bodies of North Korea's founding leader Kim Il-sung and his son Kim Jong-il lie in state, in Pyongyang July 25, 2013. The country is preparing to mark the 60th anniversary of the signing of a truce in the 1950-1953 Korean War.

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A billboard with North Korean national flag is seen as young people dance to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the signing of a truce in the 1950-1953 Korean War, at Kim Il-sung Stadium, in Pyongyang July 28, 2013.

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Portraits of late North Korea leader Kim Jong-il and Kim Il-sung(L) are lit near a residential area at night, in Pyongyang July 25, 2013. The country is preparing to mark the 60th anniversary of the signing of a truce in the 1950-1953 Korean War.

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un reacts as he arrives for the opening ceremony of the Cemetery of Fallen Fighters of the Koean People's Amy (KPA) in Pyongyang July 25, 2013, as a part of celebrations ahead of the 60th anniversary of the signing of a truce in the 1950-1953 Korean War.