Thousands parade in North Korea to mark end of Party Congress

Thousands of people took part in a civilian parade in Pyongyang on Tuesday, celebrating the first full congress of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) in 36 years. Parading in front of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, the participants waved flags, balloons and flowers, and held banners – all to the accompaniment of an orchestra.

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