North Korea Has BIGGEST PARTY EVER To Celebrate Unveiling Of Kim Jong Un

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The past 48 hours have been a non-stop party for North Korea, ever since the unveiling of Kim Jong Un as the heir-apparent.Last night’s 65th anniversary of the Korean Worker’s Party featured massive coordinated parades and pyrotechnics. Today all North Koreans took the day off and celebrated in the park.

Press photographers were invited into the hermit dictatorship, providing a rare glimpse behind the DMZ.

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