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Military parade in North Korea. Soldiers marching during a military parade in Pyongyang marking the 105th birthday of Kim Il-Sung, the founder of North Korea. The Korean People's Army numbers over 5 million, around a quarter of the country's population and one of the largest standing armies in the world. This parade is taking place in Kim Il-sung Square, passing the Korean Central History Museum. North Korea is a socialist state with totalitarian rule and a cult of personality around Kim Il-sung and his family who have ruled the country for over 70 years. The third leader from the ruling dynasty is Kim Jong-un (grandson of Kim Il-Sung), who has ruled since December 2011. Photographed on 15 April 2017.
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