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Hazmat suits and anti-tank missiles – rare pictures inside North Korea



North Korea has celebrated in 73rd anniversary with a lavish parade, publishing photographs and footage for the world to see

The nation’s leader, Kim Jong Un was in attendance at the event, watching from the sidelines as the country’s largest civilian defence force put on a coordinated display.

The defence personnel were wearing orange hazmat suits, but there were no ballistic missiles in sight during the display in Pyong-Yang’s main square.

The ruling party’s newspaper also published photographs of people in hazmat suits wearing masks, believed to be a symbol of the nation’s coronavirus response.

Along with the soldiers were a number of conventional weapons, including rocket launchers and anti-tank missiles.

Military personnel take part in a paramilitary parade held to mark the 73rd founding anniversary of the republic at Kim Il Sung square in Pyongyang in this undated image supplied by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency on September 9, 2021. KCNA via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THIS IMAGE. NO THIRD PARTY SALES. SOUTH KOREA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN SOUTH KOREA.

Korean Central News Agency says “the columns of emergency epidemic prevention and the Ministry of Public Health were full of patriotic enthusiasm to display the advantages of the socialist system all over the world”.

epa09456638 A photo released by the official North Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) shows a moment from the military parade at Kim Il-sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea, early 09 September 2021. The late-night parade was held to celebrate the 73rd founding anniversary of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. EPA-EFE/KCNA EDITORIAL USE ONLY EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Unlike previous years, on this anniversary there was no speech from leader Kim Jong Un… who has previously used the celebration as an opportunity to boast about his country’s military capabilities.

William is an Executive News Producer at TICKER NEWS, responsible for the production and direction of news bulletins. William is also the presenter of the hourly Weather + Climate segment. With qualifications in Journalism and Law (LLB), William previously worked at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) before moving to TICKER NEWS. He was also an intern at the Seven Network's 'Sunrise'. A creative-minded individual, William has a passion for broadcast journalism and reporting on global politics and international affairs.

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