The New Trump: War President

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says designating North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism is part of a push to continue "to turn the pressure up" on North Korea (Nov. 20) AP

This combination of pictures created on October 1, 2017 shows, President Trump at Morristown, New Jersey, Municipal Airport on September 15, 2017; and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un waving following a military parade in Pyongyang on April 15, 2017.(Photo: Mandel Ngan, AFP/Getty Images)

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Perhaps it's because President Trump took particular offense at being called "old" that North Korea has unleashed a new insult against him. It called him — no surprise — "an old lunatic, mean trickster and human reject."

It is the latest jab in North Korea media since Sunday, continuing a personal slugfest between world leaders that has no precedent. Since he became president, Trump has lashed out at North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, referring to him as "little rocket man," "short and fat," a "madman" and threatened to wipe Kim and his country off the face of the earth if they attack the United States or its allies.  

Kim and his propaganda arm have responded in kind, calling Trump a "mentally deranged dotard (senile person)," saying he deserved the death penalty, and vowing to annihilate the U.S. if it attacks North Korea.  

Behind the over-the-top rhetoric is a deadly serious dispute over Kim's development of nuclear weapons capable of striking the U.S. mainland. Trump is determined to thwart Kim's nuclear ambitions and the North Korean leader appears equally determined to keep his nuclear arsenal to deter a U.S. attempt to overthrow him.  

Here's a look at some of the bizarre language used by Trump and Kim:

'Lunatic' Trump

North Korean state media bashed Trump as an "old lunatic" offering a "load of rubbish" during Trump's visit to South Korea earlier this month. 

An editorial in the Minju Joson newspaper Sunday said, “A load of rubbish spouted by the old lunatic Trump during his recent visit to South Korea was a total of all nonsense and paradox so far let out by him against (the Democratic People's Republic of Korea).” 

In a speech Nov. 8 in South Korea, Trump likened Kim to a cult leader. “North Korea is a country ruled by a cult. At the center of this military cult is a deranged belief in the ruler’s destiny to rule as a parent protector over a conquered Korean Peninsula,” Trump said. “The more successful South Korea becomes the more successfully you discredit the dark fantasy at the heart of the North Korean regime.”

'Short and Fat' 

Last week, Pyongyang's state media slammed Trump for insulting Kim while on his five country tour of Asia. It said the American president deserves the death penalty

"The worst crime for which (Trump) can never be pardoned is that he dared (to) malignantly hurt the dignity of the supreme leadership. He should know that he is just a hideous criminal sentenced to death by the Korean people," it said. 

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The comments were published in an editorial in the Rodong Sinmun newspaper published by Kim's ruling Workers' Party of Korea.  

Trump shot back in a tweet. "Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me "old," when I would NEVER call him "short and fat?" Trump tweeted. "Oh well, I try so hard to be his friend — and maybe someday that will happen!"

The barbs were no worse than Kim having called Trump a "mentally deranged dotard (senile person)"  in September and Trump seething that Kim is a "madman."

'Rocket man' 

Trump, known for giving nicknames to his enemies, dubbed Kim "rocket man" and "little rocket man" in September, when North Korea launched a missile over Japan and claimed it had tested a miniaturized hydrogen bomb. 

"The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea," Trump said in an address to the United Nations on Sept. 23. "Rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime."

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In this photo taken through the window of a car, students illuminated by a public television screen walk past the central station in Pyongyang Nov. 16, 2017.  ED JONES, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenVendors prepare flowers for Mother's Day at a flower
Vendors prepare flowers for Mother's Day at a flower shop in Pyongyang on Nov. 16, 2017. North Koreans in Pyongyang typically mark Mother's Day with flowers and chocolates. which they celebrate on Nov. 16.   ED JONES, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenPeople dance in a park in Pyongyang, Nov.15, 2017.
People dance in a park in Pyongyang, Nov.15, 2017.   ED JONES, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenThis is a North Korean military guard outpost seen
This is a North Korean military guard outpost seen from Paju, South Korea, Nov. 14, 2017. Four North Korean soldiers fired 40 rounds at a comrade fleeing into South Korea and hit him five times in what is the first shooting at the jointly controlled area of the heavily fortified border since 1984.   Lee Jin-man, AP>FullscreenThis undated picture released from North Korea's official
This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on Nov. 15, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un inspecting a Kumsong Tractor at the factory in Nampo City, North Korea.   (KCNA) via AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenThese two ride a bicycle as they pass along a street
These two ride a bicycle as they pass along a street before the city skyline of 'Mirae Scientists Street' in Pyongyang. Sept. 27, 2017.  Ed Jones, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenRunners compete in the half-marathon in Pyongyang,
Runners compete in the half-marathon in Pyongyang, Oct. 29, 2017.  Jon Chol Jin, AP>FullscreenAmateur horse riders compete during the 'Autumn Race-Goers
Amateur horse riders compete during the 'Autumn Race-Goers Games' at the Mirim Riding Club in Pyongyang Oct. 15, 2017. The Mirim riding club equestrian centre opened in 2013 and serves as a destination for foreign tour groups and well-heeled North Koreans.  Kim Won-Jin, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenA salesperson of 'Jilin Provincial Muziwu Daily Necessities'
A salesperson of 'Jilin Provincial Muziwu Daily Necessities' of China demonstrates a noodle-making device at the 'Pyongyang International Sci-tech Exhibition', at the Sci-tech Complex in Pyongyang Oct. 16, 2017.   Kim Won-Jin, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenSpectators watch competitors during the 'Autumn Race-Goers
Spectators watch competitors during the 'Autumn Race-Goers Games' at the Mirim Riding Club in Pyongyang on Oct. 15, 2017. The Mirim riding club equestrian centre opened in 2013 and serves as a destination for foreign tour groups and well-heeled North Koreans.   Kim Won-Jin, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenMen and women participate in a mass dance event marking
Men and women participate in a mass dance event marking the 20th anniversary of the election of former leader Kim Jong Il as general secretary of the Workers' Party, which is the founding and ruling party of North Korea, at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang,Oct. 8, 2017.  Jon Chol Jin, AP>FullscreenMen ride on a make shift raft to transport logs down
Men ride on a make shift raft to transport logs down the river that divides North Korea from China near the Chinese city of Lingjiang in northeastern China's Jilin province, Aug. 30, 2017.   Ng Han Guan, AP>FullscreenParticipants described as 'working people, youth, and
Participants described as 'working people, youth, and students of Pyongyang' perform during a mass gala event marking the 20th anniversary of late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il's election as general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) on Kim Il-Sung square in central Pyongyang, Oct. 8, 2017.   Kim Won-Jin, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenA man shoots  an air-powered rifle at a shooting stall
A man shoots an air-powered rifle at a shooting stall on a street in Pyongyang, Sept. 27, 2017,  Ed Jones, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenA propaganda troupe perform a flag-waving routine outside
A propaganda troupe perform a flag-waving routine outside the central railway station in Pyongyang, Sept. 2t, 2017.   Ed Jones, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenPedestrians pass through a square outside the central
Pedestrians pass through a square outside the central railway station in Pyongyang, Sept. 27, 2017.   Ed Jones, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenVisitors try a ride at an amusement fair in Pyongyang,
Visitors try a ride at an amusement fair in Pyongyang, Sept. 26, 2017.   Ed Jones, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenParticipants of a mass rally shout slogans as they
Participants of a mass rally shout slogans as they gather on Kim Il-Sung sqaure in Pyongyang on Sept. 23, 2017. Tens of thousands of Pyongyang residents were gathered in the capital's Kim Il-Sung square to laud leader Kim Jong-Un's denunciation of President Donald Trump.  Kim Won-Jin, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenVisitors look at kitchens on display at the 13th International
Visitors look at kitchens on display at the 13th International Trade Fair in Pyongyang, Sept. 25, 2017  Ed Jones, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenA woman carries a child across a road in Pyongyang,
A woman carries a child across a road in Pyongyang, Sept. 24, 2017.  Ed Jones, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenA Chinese vendor hands scarves to North Korean customers
A Chinese vendor hands scarves to North Korean customers at the 13th International Trade Fair in Pyongyang, Sept. 25, 2017.   Ed Jones, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenA woman pulls a trolley across a street before a taxi
A woman pulls a trolley across a street before a taxi during rainfall in Pyongyang, Sept. 24, 2017.   Ed Jones, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenTwo men play pool at a bowling alley in Pyongyang,
Two men play pool at a bowling alley in Pyongyang, Sept. 24, 2017.   Ed Jones, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenService persons of the Ministry of People's Security
Service persons of the Ministry of People's Security during an anti-US rally in Pyongyang, Sept. 24, 2017.   Afp Photo/Kcna Via Kns>FullscreenSpectators gather to watch a public news brodcast of
Spectators gather to watch a public news brodcast of a statement by North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, before a public television screen outside the central railway station in Pyongyang, Sept. 21, 2017.  Ed Jones, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenDancers perform during the 20th ITF World Taekwondo
Dancers perform during the 20th ITF World Taekwondo Championships in Pyongyang, Sept. 21, 2017.   Ed Jones, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenA woman stands at a street-side flower stall in Pyongyang,
A woman stands at a street-side flower stall in Pyongyang, Sept. 21, 2017.   Ed Jones, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenAnglers compete during a fishing contest at Pothong
Anglers compete during a fishing contest at Pothong riverside in Pyongyang. , Sept. 14, 2017. Some 60 people participated in the event and tried to catch carp and catfish.  Jon Chol Jin, AP>FullscreenA man crosses a street outside the central railway
A man crosses a street outside the central railway station in Pyongyang, Sept. 21, 2017.   Ed Jones, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenA girl leans on a lamp post outside the central railway
A girl leans on a lamp post outside the central railway station in Pyongyang, Sept. 21, 2017.   Ed Jones, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenSpectators listen to a television news brodcast of
Spectators listen to a television news brodcast of a statment by North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, before a public television screen outside the central railway station in Pyongyang on Sept. 21, 2017.   Ed Jones, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenThe skyline of Pyongyang, Sept. 20, 2017.
The skyline of Pyongyang, Sept. 20, 2017.  Ed Jones, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenThis undated picture released from North Korea's official
This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on Sept. 21, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un visiting a fruit farm in the South Hwanghae Province.  Korean Central News Agency via>FullscreenA football match is played on a pitch between buildings
A football match is played on a pitch between buildings in Pyongyang Sept. 20, 2017. /  Ed Jones, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenA group of North Korean tourists stand before the city
A group of North Korean tourists stand before the city skyline atop the Juche tower in Pyongyang Sept. 20, 2017.  Ed Jones, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenA North Korean soldier stands on the bank of the Yalu
A North Korean soldier stands on the bank of the Yalu river near the North Korean town of Sinuiju, opposite the Chinese border city of Dandong, in China's northeast Liaoning province on Sept. 4, 2017.  AFP>FullscreenFireworks go off while Pyongyang residents and military
Fireworks go off while Pyongyang residents and military people hold a celebration rally on the test of a hydrogen bomb for ICBM at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, Sept. 4, 2017.   North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency via AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenThis coastline (top) above the barbed-wire fence is
This coastline (top) above the barbed-wire fence is the Demilitarized zone (DMZ) separating North and South Korea, on Ganghwa island on Sept. 4, 2017. North Korea could be preparing another   Ed Jones, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenKorean People's Army (KPA) soldiers cheer while watching
Korean People's Army (KPA) soldiers cheer while watching fireworks during a mass celebration in Pyongyang for scientists involved in carrying out North Korea's largest nuclear blast to date.Sept. 6, 2017. Citizens of the capital lined the streets to wave pink and purple pom-poms and cheer a convoy of buses carrying the specialists into the city, and toss confetti over them as they walked into Kim Il-Sung Square.  Kim Won-Jin, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenKorean People's Army (KPA) soldiers attend a mass celebration
Korean People's Army (KPA) soldiers attend a mass celebration in Pyongyang for scientists involved in carrying out North Korea's largest nuclear blast to date, Sept. 6, 2017.   KIM WON-JIN, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenThe sun rises over North Korea and the Yalu river which
The sun rises over North Korea and the Yalu river which forms the border between China and North Korea, as seen from Dandong, in China's northeast Liaoning province on Sept. 5, 2017.   Greg Baker, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenNorth Koreand rest on a wall on the bank of the Yalu
North Koreand rest on a wall on the bank of the Yalu river near the North Korean town of Sinuiju, opposite the Chinese border city of Dandong, in China's northeast Liaoning province on Sept. 5, 2017.   Greg Baker, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenNorth Korean soldiers stand at a fence on the bank
North Korean soldiers stand at a fence on the bank of the Yalu river near the North Korean town of Sinuiju, opposite the Chinese border city of Dandong, in China's northeast Liaoning province on Sept. 5, 2017.   Greg Baker, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenThe North Korean coastline can be seen behind the barbed-wire
The North Korean coastline can be seen behind the barbed-wire fence of the Demilitarized zone (DMZ) separating North and South Korea, on Ganghwa island Sept. 4, 2017.   Ed Jones, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenTwo North Koreans help each other wash in the Yalu
Two North Koreans help each other wash in the Yalu river near the North Korean town of Sinuiju, opposite the Chinese border city of Dandong, in China's northeast Liaoning province on Sept. 4, 2017.   Greg Baker, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenA North Korean man brings his boat up to a Chinese
A North Korean man brings his boat up to a Chinese tourist boat to sell North Korean products, on the Yalu river near the North Korean town of Sinuiju, opposite the Chinese border city of Dandong, in China's northeast Liaoning province on Sept. 4, 2017.   Greg Baker, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenNorth Korean men unload a trailer on the bank of the
North Korean men unload a trailer on the bank of the Yalu river near the North Korean town of Sinuiju, opposite the Chinese border city of Dandong, in China's northeast Liaoning province on Sept. 4, 2017.   Greg Baker, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenA North Korean soldier stands on a loading ramp on
A North Korean soldier stands on a loading ramp on the bank of the Yalu river near the North Korean town of Sinuiju, opposite the Chinese border city of Dandong, in China's northeast Liaoning province on Sept. 4, 2017.   Greg Baker, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenKorean People's Army soldiers applaud as they watch
Korean People's Army soldiers applaud as they watch a screen showing news coverage of a missile test launch, in a public square outside a train station in Pyongyang on Aug 30, 2017.  Kim Won-Jin, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenPeople fill the square of the main railway station
People fill the square of the main railway station to watch a televised news broadcast of the test-fire of an inter-continental ballistic rocket Hwasong-12, in Pyongyang, Aug. 30, 2017.   Kim Kwang Hyon, AP>FullscreenThis picture from North Korea's official Korean Central
This picture from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) taken on Aug. 29, 2017 and released on August 30, 2017 shows North Korea's intermediate-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 lifting off from the launching pad at an undisclosed location near Pyongyang. Nuclear-armed North Korea said on August 30 that it had fired a missile over Japan the previous day, the first time it has ever acknowledged doing so.  Korean Central News Agency via AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenCashiers work at the Potonggang department store in
Cashiers work at the Potonggang department store in Pyongyang, North Korea, June 19, 2017.  Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenStaff at the Potonggang department store stock shelves
Staff at the Potonggang department store stock shelves with local and imported snacks, mostly from China, in Pyongyang, June 19, 2017.   Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenPeople wave banners and shout slogans as they attend
People wave banners and shout slogans as they attend a rally in support of North Korea's stance against the US, on Kim Il-Sung square in Pyongyang on Aug. 9, 2017.  Kim Won-Jin, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenPedestrians and vehicles pass before the portraits
Pedestrians and vehicles pass before the portraits of late North Korean leaders Kim Il-Sung (L) and Kim Jong-Il (R) in Pyongyang on July 21, 2017.  Ed Jones, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenAwoman stands at the entrance to a supermarket in Pyongyang
Awoman stands at the entrance to a supermarket in Pyongyang on July 28, 2017.  Ed Jones, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenSteel worker Kang Chol-Su (38) poses for a portrait
Steel worker Kang Chol-Su (38) poses for a portrait at the Chollima Steel Complex, south of Pyongyang on July 22, 2017.  Ed Jones, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenA hostess cooks clams using gasoline, at the West Sea
A hostess cooks clams using gasoline, at the West Sea Barrage beach outside the coastal city of Nampho, southwest of Pyongyang on July 22, 2017. The West Sea Barrage beach features as a stopping point for foreign tourists, and is a destination for North Korean work groups from the neighbouring area. The beach lies at the end of an eight-kilometre-long barrage that separates the sea from the Taedong River, which runs through Pyongyang.  Ed Jones, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenA photo taken on July 22, 2017 shows beach-goers dancing
A photo taken on July 22, 2017, shows beachgoers dancing at the West Sea Barrage beach outside the coastal city of Nampo, southwest of Pyongyang. The West Sea Barrage beach features as a stopping point for foreign tourists and is a destination for North Korean work groups from the neighboring area.  ED JONES, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenSwimmers gather in a wave pool at a water park in a
Swimmers gather in a wave pool at a water park in a leisure complex in Pyongyang on July 21.  Ed Jones, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenA group of men look towards the West Sea Barrage beach
A group of men look toward the West Sea Barrage beach outside the coastal city of Nampo, southwest of Pyongyang, on July 22, 2017.  Ed Jones, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenWorkers repair a section of the 'West Sea Barrage'
Workers repair a section of the 'West Sea Barrage,' outside the coastal city of Nampo, southwest of Pyongyang, July 22, 2017.   Ed Jones, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenNorth Korean women push their cart and bicycles over
North Korean women push their cart and bicycles over a bridge in Hamhung, the second-largest city and the capital of South Hamgyong province in North Korea.  Wong Maye E, AP>FullscreenA group of youths play tennis in a public square in
A group of youths play tennis in a public square in Pyongyang on July 20.  Ed Jones, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenNorth Korean men work on farm fields along the Pyongyang-Wonsan
North Korean men work on farm fields along the Pyongyang-Wonsan highway on July 20 in Sangwon.  Wong Maye E, AP>FullscreenNorth Korean women make their way across a road at
North Korean women make their way across a road at the end of a workday July 20 in Hamhung.  Wong Maye E, AP>FullscreenKorean People's Army (KPA) soldiers walk past portraits
Korean People's Army (KPA) soldiers walk past portraits of late North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung, left, and Kim Jong Il at the Korean Revolutionary Museum in Pyongyang on July 19.  Ed Jones, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenNorth Korean school girls stop at a kiosk selling flowers
North Korean schoolgirls stop at a kiosk selling flowers July 18 in Pyongyang.  Wong Maye E, AP>FullscreenSoldiers gather in Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang
Soldiers gather in Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang to celebrate the test launch of North Korea's first intercontinental ballistic missile two days earlier, July 6, 2017.  Jon Chol Jin, AP>FullscreenSoldiers watch fireworks in Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang,
Soldiers watch fireworks in Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, July 6, 2017, to celebrate the test launch of North Korea's first intercontinental ballistic missile two days earlier.   Jon Chol Jin, AP>FullscreenThe sky is overcast in Pyongyang July 17, 2017. The
The sky is overcast in Pyongyang July 17, 2017. The 105-story pyramid-shaped Ryugyong Hotel has been under construction since 1987 and was intended to be a landmark and a symbol of progress and prosperity, but the economic difficulties that the country went through forced the project into repeated delays and nearly 30 years later. It has become a major Pyongyang landmark but has never been used as a hotel, as it was intended.   Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenNorth Koreans ride in a crowded electric trolley, which
North Koreans ride in a crowded electric trolley, which is one of the more common modes of public transport around the North Korean capital July 16, 2017, in Pyongyang.   Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenSoldiers of the Korean People's Army (KPA) watch a
Soldiers of the Korean People's Army (KPA) watch a fireworks display as part of celebrations marking the July 4 launch of the Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile in Pyongyang, July 6, 2017.  Kim Won-Jin, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenA primary school student An Jae-Gwon (10) poses for
A primary school student An Jae-Gwon (10) poses for a portrait during a festive 'children's day' event at 'Primary School Number 4' in Pyongyang, June 6, 2017.   Ed Jones, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenA woman stops by a kiosk selling gifts and flowers
A woman stops by a kiosk selling gifts and flowers along the streets of Pyongyang, June 16, 2017.   Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenPedestrians walk along a residential area at dusk in
Pedestrians walk along a residential area at dusk in Pyongyang, North Korea, June 19, 2017.   Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenTwo boys row their boat on the Pothong River where
Two boys row their boat on the Pothong River where rice is being planted in Pyongyang, June 19, 2017.   Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenPeople walk cross the Pothong river via a suspended
People walk cross the Pothong river via a suspended bridge while another man is silhouetted as he plants grass in Pyongyang, June 19, 2017.   Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenA waitress moves a dining chair at a restaurant terrace
A waitress moves a dining chair at a restaurant terrace which overlooks a residential street at dusk in Pyongyang, June 19, 2017.   Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenPeople are are silhouette as they start their morning
People are are silhouette as they start their morning commute down a road in Pyongyang.   Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenStaff members from a boat restaurant on the Taedong
Staff members from a boat restaurant on the Taedong River line up at the entrance as they wait to greet customers June 18, 2017, in Pyongyang. The boat is berthed along the river, which is the fifth longest river on the Korean Peninsula and runs through the country's capital.   Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenA Korean People's Army (KPA) soldier gestures as he
A Korean People's Army (KPA) soldier gestures as he stands before the military demarcation line separating North and South Korea, before South Korea's 'Freedom House' (rear C) at the Joint Security Area (JSA) near Kaesong, June 4, 2017.   Ed Jones, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenMen push their bicycles past the portraits of late
Men push their bicycles past the portraits of late North Korean leaders Kim Il-Sungand Kim Jong-Il on Kim Il-Sung square in Pyongyang, June 4, 2017.   Ed Jones, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenNorth Korean leader Kim Jong-Un at a photo session
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un at a photo session with the participants in the 8th Congress of the Korean Children's Union in Pyongyang, June 6, 2017.   AFP Photo/KCNA via KNS>FullscreenAn elderly woman follows behind children pushing their
An elderly woman follows behind children pushing their bicycle at the end of a work day in Pyongyang, June 13, 2017.   Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenA farmer transplants rice seedlings in a field in Pyongyang,
A farmer transplants rice seedlings in a field in Pyongyang, June 13, 2017.   Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenFormer NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman arrives
Former NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman arrives at Sunan International Airport June 13, 2017, in Pyongyang.   Kim Kwang Hyon, AP>FullscreenPeople watch a screen showing news coverage of the
People watch a screen showing news coverage of the Pukguksong-2 missile rocket launch at a public square in central Pyongyang May 22, 2017.   Kim Won-Jin, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenA  fighter jet is installed as a monument near the
A fighter jet is installed as a monument near the town of Hwacheon, May 21, 2017.  Ed Jones, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenPeople attend the 20th Pyongyang Spring International
People attend the 20th Pyongyang Spring International Trade Fair in Pyongyang, May 22, 2017. Countries participating in the fair include Belarus, China, Iran, Italy, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Cuba   Jon Chol Jin, AP>FullscreenThis undated picture released from North Korea's official
This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 22, 2017 shows North Korean ground-to-ground medium-to-long range strategic ballistic missile Pukguksong-2 being launched in a test-fire. North Korea declared its medium-range Pukguksong-2 missile ready for deployment after a weekend test, the latest step in its quest to defy UN sanctions and develop a weapon capable of striking US targets.   (KCNA) via AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenPeople gather at a street-side newsstand in Pyongyang
People gather at a street-side newsstand in Pyongyang and read a copy of the Rodong Sinmun newspaper featuring coverage of a rocket test from May 14, 2017. in   Kim Won-Jin, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenThis is a test launch of the ground-to-ground medium
This is a test launch of the ground-to-ground medium long-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 at an undisclosed location. This picture taken on May 14, 2017 and released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency  North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency, via AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenWomen soldiers march across Kim Il Sung Square during
Women soldiers march across Kim Il Sung Square during a military parade on in Pyongyang, April 15, 2017, They were celebrating the 105th birth anniversary of Kim Il Sung, the country's late founder and grandfather of current ruler Kim Jong Un.  Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenAn elderly man is silhouetted against a model of the
An elderly man is silhouetted against a model of the Unha 3, a space launch vehicle, displayed at the Sci-Tech Complex in Pyongyang, April 17, 2017.   Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenSoldiers march across Kim Il Sung Square during a military
Soldiers march across Kim Il Sung Square during a military parade on in Pyongyang, April 15, 2017, They were celebrating the 105th birth anniversary of Kim Il Sung, the country's late founder and grandfather of current ruler Kim Jong Un.  Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenBoys play on the sidewalk along Changjon Street lined
Boys play on the sidewalk along Changjon Street lined with tall residential buildings in April 19, 2017, in Pyongyang.   Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenMen and women walk along a residential area in Pyongyang,
Men and women walk along a residential area in Pyongyang, April 17, 2017.   Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenA woman is silhouetted against the sky as she exercises
A woman is silhouetted against the sky as she exercises in Pyongyang, April 17, 2017.   Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenNorth Koreans sit at the back of a truck as it drives
North Koreans sit at the back of a truck as it drives along Mirae Scientists Street in Pyongyang, April 19, 2017.   Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenA man rides his bicycle along the Taedong River bank
A man rides his bicycle along the Taedong River bank in Pyongyang.   Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenA traffic police woman hands over her LED wand used
A traffic police woman hands over her LED wand used to guide traffic, over to her colleague as they prepare to change shifts April 19, 2017, in Pyongyang.   Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenWomen shelter from the rain under an umbrella in front
Women shelter from the rain under an umbrella in front of a shop in Pyongyang, April 14, 2017.   How Hwee Young, European Pressphoto Agency>FullscreenA North Korean soldier uses his binoculars on the banks
A North Korean soldier uses his binoculars on the banks of the Yalu river near Sinuiju, opposite the Chinese border city of Dandong April 14, 2017.   Johannes Eisele, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenSchoolgirls attend a dance class at the Mangyongdae
Schoolgirls attend a dance class at the Mangyongdae Children's Palace in Pyongyang, April 14, 2017. Amid rising regional tensions, Pyongyang residents have been preparing for North Korea's most important holiday: the 105th birth anniversary of Kim Il Sung, the country's late founder and grandfather of current ruler Kim Jong Un.   Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenPeople walk along the streets of downtown Pyongyang
People walk along the streets of downtown Pyongyang on a rainy evening, April 14, 2017.   Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenA commuter is seen through a tram window in Pyongyang
A commuter is seen through a tram window in Pyongyang April 14, 2017.  How Hwee Young, European Pressphoto Agency>FullscreenCommuters walk up the stairs as a train leaves a subway
Commuters walk up the stairs as a train leaves a subway station in Pyongyang April 14, 2017.  How Hwee Young, European Pressphoto Agency>FullscreenA boy performs the zither at the Mangyondae School
A boy performs the zither at the Mangyondae School Children's Palace in Pyongyang, April 14, 2017.   How Hwee Young, European Pressphoto Agency>FullscreenStudents participate in a mass dance event to mark
Students participate in a mass dance event to mark the occasion of the late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il's election as chairman of the National Defense Committee in 1993, in Pyongyang on April 9, 2017. Mass dances are usually held to mark important dates and national holidays in the North Korean capital.  Wong Maye-E, AP>Fullscreen Competitors run through Kim Il-Sung square during
Competitors run through Kim Il-Sung square during the Pyongyang Marathon April 9, 2017.   Ed Jones, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenThe newly renovated Koryo hotel  main lobby in Pyongyang
The newly renovated Koryo hotel main lobby in Pyongyang on April 10, 2017.  Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenA North Korean traffic police officer is silhouetted
A North Korean traffic police officer is silhouetted as she directs traffic at the driveway of Sunan International Airport in Pyongyang on April 11, 2017.  Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenA staff member of the newly renovated Koryo hotel walks
A staff member of the newly renovated Koryo hotel walks across its main lobby in Pyongyang on April 10, 2017.  Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenBoys jog at the end of a work day in Pyongyang on April
Boys jog at the end of a work day in Pyongyang on April 11, 2017.  Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenPeople on the street in Pyongyang on April 10, 2017.
People on the street in Pyongyang on April 10, 2017.  Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenWorkers leave an assembly area after rehearsals for
Workers leave an assembly area after rehearsals for celebrations ahead of the April 15 "Day of the Sun," a national holiday marking the birthday of the late Kim Il Sung, leader Kim Jong Un's grandfather and North Korea's "eternal president" April 10, 2017, in Pyongyang.  Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenA woman walks along the highway from downtown Pyongyang
A woman walks along the highway from downtown Pyongyang to Sunan International Airport on April 11, 2017.  Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenMen walk and some push their bicycles along a highway
Men walk and some push their bicycles along a highway at the end of a work day in Pyongyang on April 11, 2017.  Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenA North Korean soldier looks at the south side while
A North Korean soldier looks at the south side while U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was visiting the border village of Panmunjom, which has separated the two Koreas since the Korean War, March 17, 2017.   Lee Jin-man, Pool>FullscreenKim Jong-Un visits a construction site  in Pyongyang,
Kim Jong-Un visits a construction site in Pyongyang, March 16, 2017.   KCNA via AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenA North Korean soldier takes a photograph while two
A North Korean soldier takes a photograph while two South Korean soldiers stand guard March 17, 2017.   Lee Jin-Man, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenPeople ski at the Masik Pass Ski Resort in Wonsan,
People ski at the Masik Pass Ski Resort in Wonsan, Feb. 11, 2017.   Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenPeople watch news footage of a missile launch on a
People watch news footage of a missile launch on a giant television screen outside the main railway station in Pyongyang March 7, 2017.  Kim Won-Jin, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenThis undated picture released by North Korea's Korean
This undated picture released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency on March 7, 2017 shows the launch of four ballistic missiles by the Korean People's Army during a military drill at an undisclosed location in North Korea.   KCNA via AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenKim Jong-Un supervives the launching of four ballistic
Kim Jong-Un supervives the launching of four ballistic missiles by the Korean People's Army during a military drill at an undisclosed location in North Korea. This photo was released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) via on March 7, 2017.   KCNA via AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenThe representatives of diplomatic missions and international
The representatives of diplomatic missions and international organizations plant memorial trees in downtown Pyongyang March 2, 2017. Pyongyang's new "Ryomyong Street" is to have the country's tallest apartment building, at 70 stories, along with a 50-story building and a handful of smaller ones in the 30-40 story range.   Kim Kwang Hyon, AP>FullscreenA security guard stands in a courtyard of the Kim Jong-Suk
A security guard stands in a courtyard of the Kim Jong-Suk textile mill following a snowfall in Pyongyang, Feb. 22, 2017.  Ed Jones, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenTwo women walk outside a dormitory of the Kim Jong-Suk
Two women walk outside a dormitory of the Kim Jong-Suk textile mill in Pyongyang Feb. 22, 2017.   Ed Jones, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenA worker pushes a trolley carrying buckets of silk-worm
A worker pushes a trolley carrying buckets of silk-worm larvae at the Kim Jong Suk Silk Mill in Pyongyang Feb. 21, 2017. The Kim Jong Suk Silk Mill employs a workforce of 1,600 people, and is named after the grandmother of current North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un.   Ed Jones, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenPeople watch a fireworks display as they visit an ice
People watch a fireworks display as they visit an ice festival near the Taedong river, on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the birth of Kim Jong-Il, in central Pyongyang Feb. 16, 2017.   Ed Jones, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenPeople look at a noticeboard after a fireworks display
People look at a noticeboard after a fireworks display in front of Kim Il-Sung square as they visit an ice festival near the Taedong river, on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the birth of Kim Jong-Il, in central Pyongyang, Feb. 16, 2017.   Ed Jones, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenA woman dressed in a traditional gown pays her respects
A woman dressed in a traditional gown pays her respects at statues of late North Korean leaders, Kim Il Sung, left, and Kim Jong Il, in Pyongyang, North Korea, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. Unaware of reports his eldest son - and current leader Kim Jong Un’s half-brother - was killed just days ago in what appears to have been a carefully planned assassination, North Koreans marked the birthday of late leader Kim Jong Il on Thursday as they do every year.  Eric Talmadge, AP>FullscreenChildren with offerings walk toward statues of late
Children with offerings walk toward statues of late North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il to pay tribute, in Pyongyang, North Korea, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017.  Jo Chol Jin, AP>FullscreenResidents sip hot tea at stalls set up as part of celebrations
Residents sip hot tea at stalls set up as part of celebrations of the birth of the late leader Kim Jong Il, in Pyongyang, North Korea, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017.  Eric Talmadge, AP>FullscreenPerformers take part in a mass dance event on the occasion
Performers take part in a mass dance event on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the birth of Kim Jong-Il, in Pyongyang on Feb. 16, 2017.  ED JONES, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenMen transport gas cylinders in Pyongyang,  Feb. 13,
Men transport gas cylinders in Pyongyang, Feb. 13, 2017.  Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenTwo elderly men crouch on a smoke break in Pyongyang,
Two elderly men crouch on a smoke break in Pyongyang, Feb. 13, 2017.   Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenPeople walk down the street in Pyongyang, Feb. 12,
People walk down the street in Pyongyang, Feb. 12, 2017.   Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenA boy runs with the national flag along the Pyongyang-Wonsan
A boy runs with the national flag along the Pyongyang-Wonsan highway in Wonsan, which is about 125 miles from the capital and is a port city located along the eastern side of the Korean Peninsula, Feb. 11, 2017.   Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenNorth Korean leader Kim Jong-Un visits the newly built
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un visits the newly built Pyongyang Orphans' Primary School, Feb. 2, 2017.  AFP PHOTO/KCNA VIA KNS>FullscreenChildren of the workers at the Suk Silk Mill  sing
Children of the workers at the Suk Silk Mill sing and dance at a childcare center at the the mill in Pyongyang, Jan. 6, 2017. The mill, named after North Korean leader Kim Jong UnÕs grandmother, is where 1,600 workers _ mostly women _ sort and process silkworms which produce silk thread that officials at the Pyongyang factory say is made into roughly 200 tons of silk a year.  Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenThis woman sorts silkworm cocoons to be boiled as part
This woman sorts silkworm cocoons to be boiled as part of the silk production process at the Kim Jong Suk Silk Mill in Pyongyang, Jan. 6, 2017. In his New Year's address, leader Kim Jong Un called for the people to step up production.   Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenWomen sort out silkworm cocoons to be boiled at the
Women sort out silkworm cocoons to be boiled at the Kim Jong Suk Silk Mill in Pyongyang, North Korea, Jan 6, 2017.   Wong Maye-E, AP>Fullscreen Kim Jong-Un posing with the school students while
Kim Jong-Un posing with the school students while visiting newly built Pyongyang Orphans' Primary School, Feb. 2, 2017.   STR, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenA man rides his electric bicycle along the Taedong
A man rides his electric bicycle along the Taedong River bank at the end of a work day in Pyongyang, Nov 6, 2017.   Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenThis is a mass rally taking place at Kim Il Sung Square
This is a mass rally taking place at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, Jan. 5, 2017   North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency , AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenA traffic police officer directs traffic on a road
A traffic police officer directs traffic on a road in Pyongyang Dec. 2, 2016 Believed to be hand-picked for their looks, Pyongyang's female traffic police are a familiar sight at intersections around the capital, where traffic volumes have noticeably increased in recent years.  Ed Jones, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenPedestrians and cyclists are reflected in the Pothong
Pedestrians and cyclists are reflected in the Pothong River as they across a bridge at the start of their work day in Pyongyang, Jan. 6, 2017.   Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenNorth Korean honor guards watch as Choe Ryong Hae,
North Korean honor guards watch as Choe Ryong Hae, vice chairman of North Korea's State Affairs Commission leaves for the departure gates at the Pyongyang Airport Jan. 6, 2017. Hae was headed to Nicaragua to attend the inauguration of their newly elected President Daniel Ortega.  Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenKim Jong-Un at Fishery Station No. 15 of the Korean
Kim Jong-Un at Fishery Station No. 15 of the Korean People's Army unit 549 Dec. 15, 2016.   Korean Central News Agency via AFP/Getty Images>Fullscreen Baek Hyun-kyung is a tour guide  at the Three Charters
Baek Hyun-kyung is a tour guide at the Three Charters of National Reunification Monument where she works on the outskirts of Pyongyang Dec. 2, 2016.   Ed Jones, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenA member of North Korea's under-20 women's football
A member of North Korea's under-20 women's football team is welcomed back at Pyongyang airport after beating France to win the 2016 FIFA under-20 Women's World Cup Dec. 6, 2016.  KIM WON-JIN, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenKim Jong-Un at the Wonsan Shoes Factory in Kangwon
Kim Jong-Un at the Wonsan Shoes Factory in Kangwon Province in this photo released on Dec. 9, 2016.   Korean Central News Agency via AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenKorean People's Army (KPA) lieutenant and tour guide
Korean People's Army (KPA) lieutenant and tour guide Hwang Myong-jin poses for a photo in front of a hut where negotiations for the Korean War armistice agreement were held in 1953, at Panmunjom near the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating North and South Korea Nov. 30, 2016.   Ed Jones, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenSailor Kim Il-Soo poses for a photo on a boat used
Sailor Kim Il-Soo poses for a photo on a boat used to host wedding photo shoots on the Taedong river in Pyongyang Nov. 25, 2016.   Ed Jones, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenNorth Korean traffic police women chat next to a residential
North Korean traffic police women chat next to a residential building while off duty Oct. 18, 2016, in Pyongyang.  Wong Maye-E, AP>Fullscreen Kim Jong-Un interacting with people while inspecting
Kim Jong-Un interacting with people while inspecting the outpost on Kali Islet and the defence detachment on Jangjae Islet in the West Sea, Nov. 13, 2016.   KCNA, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenNorth Koreans walk past a residential building as they
North Koreans walk past a residential building as they use an overhead bridge to cross a major intersection Oct. 18, 2016, in Pyongyang.   Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenNorth Koreans are seen in silhouette as they make their
North Koreans are seen in silhouette as they make their way across an intersection at the end of a work day Oct. 18, 2016, in Pyongyang.   Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenAzalea, whose Korean name is "Dalle", a 19-year-old
Azalea, whose Korean name is "Dalle", a 19-year-old female chimpanzee, smokes a cigarette at the Central Zoo in Pyongyang, North Korea Oct. 19, 2016. According to officials at the newly renovated zoo, which has become a favorite leisure spot in the North Korean capital since it was re-opened in July, the chimpanzee smokes about a pack a day. They insist, however, that she does not inhale.  Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenStudents stretch following an under-14 training session
Students stretch following an under-14 training session at the Pyongyang International Football School in Pyongyang, Sept 22, 2016.   Ed Jones, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenA North Korean boy in his school uniform walks past
A North Korean boy in his school uniform walks past a playground in a residential area on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, in Pyongyang, North Korea.  Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenSpectators cheer as parachutists perform an aerial
Spectators cheer as parachutists perform an aerial display during the Wonsan International Friendship Air Festival, Sept 24, 2016.   Ed Jones, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenNorth Korean female MiG-21 fighter pilots Rim Sol,
North Korean female MiG-21 fighter pilots Rim Sol, left, and Jo Kum Hyang, right, walk past a MiG-21 plane at the Wonsan International Friendship Air Festival, Sept 24, 2016.   Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenNorth Korean boys play in a fountain feature during
North Korean boys play in a fountain feature during a hot afternoon Sept. 23, 2016, in Pyongyang.   Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenResidents look up at a big screen TV in front of Pyongyang
Residents look up at a big screen TV in front of Pyongyang railway station showing television presenter Ri Chun-Hee officially announcing that the country successfully tested a nuclear warhead earlier in the day on Sept. 9, 2016. North Korea has successfully tested a nuclear warhead, it said which said the "maniacal recklessness" of young ruler Kim Jong-Un would lead to self-destruction.  Kim Won-Jin, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenThis is a national meeting to celebrate the 68th founding
This is a national meeting to celebrate the 68th founding anniversary of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) in Pyongyang, Sept. 9, 2016.   KCNA, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenNorth Korean leader Kim Jong-Un  while inspecting the
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un while inspecting the Taedonggang Pig Farm in Pyongyang, Aug.18, 2016   KCNA via AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenA North Korean man gulps down a glass of draft beer
A North Korean man gulps down a glass of draft beer during a beer drinking competition held Aug. 12, 2016 in Pyongyang. This competition was held during a beer festival along the Taedong River in the North Korean capital.  Kim Kwang Hyon, AP>FullscreenNorth Korean leader Kim Jong-Un inspects the Chollima
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un inspects the Chollima building materials complex in Pyongyang, July 27, 2016.   KCNA, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenA surface-to-surface medium long-range strategic ballistic
A surface-to-surface medium long-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-10, also known by the name of Musudan missile, being launched at an undisclosed location, North Korea. According to South Korea and Japan's officials, North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile off its east coast early Aug 3, 2016.  KCNA, via European Pressphoto Agency>FullscreenNorth Korean soldiers peep into a conference room in
North Korean soldiers peep into a conference room in the United Nations Command Military Armistice Commission Conference Building during a ceremony marking the 63rd anniversary of the signing of the Korean War ceasefire armistice agreement at the truce village of Panmunjom, South Korea.   Kim Hong-Ji, AP>FullscreenMilitary personnel stand during a rally at Kim Il Sung
Military personnel stand during a rally at Kim Il Sung Square July 2, 2016, in Pyongyang. They were celebrating the new title of chairman of the new State Affairs Commission given to leader Kim Jong Un at a meeting of its national parliament.   Kim Kwang Hyon, AP>FullscreenA missile is fired during a drill by Hwasong artillery
A missile is fired during a drill by Hwasong artillery units of the Strategic Force of the Korean People's Army, photo released on July 21, 2016 . North Korea said its latest ballistic missile tests trialled detonation devices for possible nuclear strikes on US targets in South Korea and were personally monitored by supreme leader Kim Jong-Un.  KCNA, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenFairground participants ride a big swing in Pyongyang
Fairground participants ride a big swing in Pyongyang July 9, 2016.   Ed Jones, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenPerformers meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un at
Performers meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un at an art performance staged by the amateur art groups of the Korean People's Army (KPA) units in Pyongyang July 16, 2016.   KCNA, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenA traffic police woman directs vehicles at a street
A traffic police woman directs vehicles at a street junction in front of a sidewalk decorated with flags of the ruling party, the Workers' Party in Pyongyang, May, 5, 2016.  Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenNorth Koreans push their bicycles in the rain on a
North Koreans push their bicycles in the rain on a pathway along the Pothong River in Pyongyang.  Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenTaxis wait for passengers at the Pyongyang train station
Taxis wait for passengers at the Pyongyang train station May 5, 2016.  Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenPeople walk on a rail tracks in Pyongyang, April 18,
People walk on a rail tracks in Pyongyang, April 18, 2016.   Franck Robichon, EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCY>FullscreenPeople ride the escalators at the Puhung metro station
People ride the escalators at the Puhung metro station in Pyongyang, April 16, 2016.   Franck Robichon, EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCY>FullscreenA woman carries a bag next to a board in Pyongyang
A woman carries a bag next to a board in Pyongyang suburbs April 17, 2016.   Franck Robichon, EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCY>FullscreenCity view of Pyongyang, April 17, 2016.
City view of Pyongyang, April 17, 2016.   Franck Robichon, EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCY>FullscreenA metro employee on board the newest cars at the Puhung
A metro employee on board the newest cars at the Puhung metro station in Pyongyang, April, 13, 2016. They have one of the deepest metros in the world consisting of two lines with these recently added new cars.   Franck Robichon, EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCY >FullscreenA live-shell firing drill by artillery sub-units under
A live-shell firing drill by artillery sub-units under large combined units of the North Korean Army, is shown in this undated photo, under the simulated conditions of beating back enemy forces conducting a surprise night landing. The photo was released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on April 12, 2016.  KCNA via AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenKim Jong Un, left, Supreme Commander of the Korean
Kim Jong Un, left, Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army, issues an order to conduct the ground jet test of a new type high-power engine of inter-continental ballistic rocket and comes to the Sohae Space Center to guide the test.  KCNA via EPA>FullscreenA rocket is displayed during the Immortal Flower Festival
A rocket is displayed during the Immortal Flower Festival 'Kimilsungia' in Pyongyang, North Korea on April 13, 2016. The country is preparing to mark the 'Day of the Sun' celebrating the day of birth of the country's founder, Kim Il-Sung. on April 15.  Franck Robichon, EPA>FullscreenYoung women participate in a rehearsal ahead of the
Young women participate in a rehearsal ahead of the 'Day of the Sun' celebrations at Kim Il Sung Square on Wednesday, in Pyongyang.  Franck Robichon, EPA>FullscreenThis is a view of the Pyongyang, North Korea skyline
This is a view of the Pyongyang, North Korea skyline on April 12, 2016.  Franck Robichon, EPA>FullscreenPyongyang Station is shown in late evening April 12th
Pyongyang Station is shown in late evening April 12th in Pyongyang,.  Franck Robichon, EPA>FullscreenAn image of the operation of a new type large-caliber
An image of the operation of a new type large-caliber multiple rocket launching system at an undisclosed location in North Korea is released from KCNA on March 24, 2016. North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has claimed an "historic" advance in the country's nuclear strike capability with the successful test of a solid-fuel rocket engine, state media said.  KCNA via AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenA man cycles past the Kim Il Sung square on Wednesday,
A man cycles past the Kim Il Sung square on Wednesday, ahead of the 'Day of the Sun' celebrations in Pyongyang, North Korea.  Franck Robichon, EPA>FullscreenYoung boys get the view of Pyongyang, North Korea from
Young boys get the view of Pyongyang, North Korea from a bus window, April 12.  Franck Robichon, EPA>FullscreenWaitresses work on April 12, in a restaurant of the
Waitresses work on April 12, in a restaurant of the Koryo Hotel in Pyongyang, North Korea.  Franck Robichon, EPA>FullscreenA tramway rides past the Pyongyang Station in Pyongyang,
A tramway rides past the Pyongyang Station in Pyongyang, on April 12, 2016.  Franck Robichon, EPA>FullscreenPedestrians walk along a street in Pyongyang, North
Pedestrians walk along a street in Pyongyang, North Korea.  Franck Robichon, EPA>FullscreenA large mosaic representing Kim Il-Sung, left, and
A large mosaic representing Kim Il-Sung, left, and Kim Jong-Il in Pyongyang suburbs, North Korea is shown on April 12, 2016. An ethnic Korean U.S. citizen was sentenced to 10 years in jail for espionage.  Franck Robichon, EPA>FullscreenA worker unloads a bag of fertilizer from a conveyer
A worker unloads a bag of fertilizer from a conveyer belt at Hungnam Fertilizer Complex in Hungnam, South Hamgyong Province, North Korea, March 13, 2016.   Kim Kwang Hyon, AP>FullscreenA shipbuilder works at the Hongwon Shipyard in Hongwon
A shipbuilder works at the Hongwon Shipyard in Hongwon County, South Hamgyong Province, March 12, 2016.   Jon Chol Jin, AP>FullscreenNewly manufactured shoes are seen at Wonsan Shoes Factory
Newly manufactured shoes are seen at Wonsan Shoes Factory in the Kangwon Province, March 14, 2016. North Koreans are being mobilized en masse to boost production and demonstrate their loyalty to leader Kim Jong Un in a 70-day campaign aimed at wiping out "indolence and slackness." To show their loyalty, workers are putting in extra hours to boost production in everything from coal mining to fisheries.   Kim Kwang Hyon, AP>FullscreenA North Korean soldier walks past a truck  near goods
A North Korean soldier walks past a truck near goods piled up on a dockyard in Sinuiju, North Korea, March 14, 2016.  AP>FullscreenNorth Koreans load goods on a dockyard with a Chinese
North Koreans load goods on a dockyard with a Chinese and North Korean national flags in Sinuiju, North Korea, as seen from Dandong in northeastern China's Liaoning province, Feb. 26, 2016 .   AP>FullscreenThis undated photo released by North Korea's official
This undated photo released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on April 2, 2016 shows a missile test of a new-type anti-air guided weapon system at an unknown location.   KCNA, AFP/Getty Images>Fullscreen Kim Jong-Un inspecting the test of a new-type anti-air
Kim Jong-Un inspecting the test of a new-type anti-air guided weapon system at an unknown location. photo released on April 2, 2016.   KCNA, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenNorth Korean leader Kim Jong-Un inspecting the Plant
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un inspecting the Plant under the Ryongsong Machine Complex in North Korea.  KCNA, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenA woman cycles with her child riding in a basket in
A woman cycles with her child riding in a basket in Kaesong, Feb. 22, 2016.   Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenBicycle riders in Kaesong, Feb. 22, 2016.
Bicycle riders in Kaesong, Feb. 22, 2016.   Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenKorean People's Army Lt. Col. Nam Dong Ho is silhouetted
Korean People's Army Lt. Col. Nam Dong Ho is silhouetted against the truce village of Panmunjom at the Demilitarized Zone Feb. 22, 2016.  Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenThe North Korea's women soccer team fills up custom
The North Korea's women soccer team fills up custom forms in front of a globe structure as they prepare for departure to Beijing at Pyongyang's International Airport Feb. 23, 2016.   Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenTwo people cycle past a planetarium at the Three Revolutions
Two people cycle past a planetarium at the Three Revolutions Exhibition Hall in Pyongyang, Feb. 23, 2016.   Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenA cashier prepares a receipt for customers at a local
A cashier prepares a receipt for customers at a local restaurant in Kaesong, Feb. 22, 2016.   Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenSolar panels hang from windows of an apartment building
Solar panels hang from windows of an apartment building in Kaesong.   Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenSoldiers guard the truce village of Panmunjom at the
Soldiers guard the truce village of Panmunjom at the Demilitarized Zone Feb. 22, 2016.  Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenNorth Korean leader Kim Jong-Un attends a concert marking
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un attends a concert marking the 70th founding anniversary of the KPA military band in Pyongyang, in this photo released Feb, 23, 2016.  Korean Central News Agency>FullscreenA boy pushes a cart of cabbage along a main road in
A boy pushes a cart of cabbage along a main road in Hyangsan County, north of Pyongyang, Dec. 3, 2015.  Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenSouth Korean army soldiers close a gate in Paju, near
South Korean army soldiers close a gate in Paju, near the border with North and South Korea, Feb. 8, 2016.  Ahn Young-joon, AP>FullscreenA North Korean woman walks down the streets of Pyongyang,
A North Korean woman walks down the streets of Pyongyang, Dec. 1, 2015.  Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenThe 105-story pyramid-shaped Ryugyong Hotel towers
The 105-story pyramid-shaped Ryugyong Hotel towers over residential apartments and snow covered trees and fields in Pyongyang, Dec. 3, 2015.  Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenPeople ride in a boat in the Yalu River near Dandong,
People ride in a boat in the Yalu River near Dandong, Feb. 9, 2016.  Helene Franchineau, AP>FullscreenNorth Korean soldiers patrol next to the border fence
North Korean soldiers patrol next to the border fence near the town of Sinuiju, Feb. 10, 2016.  Johannes Eisele, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenA man works on a boat on the banks of the Yalu River
A man works on a boat on the banks of the Yalu River Feb. 10, 2016.  Johannes Eisele, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenThe sun rises over the bridge on the banks of the Yalu
The sun rises over the bridge on the banks of the Yalu River in the Chinese border town of Dandong opposite to the North Korean town of Sinuiju Feb.10, 2016.  Johannes Eisele, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenA man rides his bicycle in front of a portion of the
A man rides his bicycle in front of a portion of the Great Wall on Hwanggumpyong Island, located in the middle of the Yalu River between the North Korean town of Sinuiju and the Chinese town of Dandong Feb. 9, 2016.  Johannes Eisele, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenA man and his son on a boat on of the Yalu River at
A man and his son on a boat on of the Yalu River at the town of Sinuiju across from the Chinese border town of Dandong Feb. 9, 2016.  Johannes Eisele, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenPeople and a truck embark a boat on the Yalu River
People and a truck embark a boat on the Yalu River near the town of Sinuiju across from the Chinese border town of Dandong Feb. 9, 2016.  Johannes Eisele, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenNorth Korean soldiers on the banks of the Yalu River
North Korean soldiers on the banks of the Yalu River at the town of Sinuiju, Feb. 8, 2016.  Johannes Eisele, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenNorth Korean soldiers stand at their watchtower as
North Korean soldiers stand at their watchtower as another walks on the banks of the Yalu River in the town of Sinuiju Feb. 8, 2016.  Johannes Eisele, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenA North Korean soldier smokes a cigarette on the banks
A North Korean soldier smokes a cigarette on the banks of the Yalu River in the North Korean town of Sinuiju, in an image taken from across the river in the Chinese border town of Dandong Feb. 8, 2016.   Johannes Eisele, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenNorth Korean military personnel celebrate after North
North Korean military personnel celebrate after North Korea said it had conducted a hydrogen bomb test, at the Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, Jan. 8, 2016.   Jon Chol Jin, AP>FullscreenA pair of North Korean soldiers walk through a field
A pair of North Korean soldiers walk through a field in Sakchu county, North Korea, Jan. 7, 2016.   AP>FullscreenNorth Koreans clap in a rally, after North Korea said
North Koreans clap in a rally, after North Korea said it had conducted a hydrogen bomb test, at the Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, Jan. 8, 2016.   Kim Kwang Hyon, AP>FullscreenA North Korean soldier looks across the border with
A North Korean soldier looks across the border with China from his post in Sakchu county, North Korea, Jan. 7, 2016.   AP>FullscreenNorth Korean veterans gather before the start of a
North Korean veterans gather before the start of a parade in Pyongyang, North Korea. Leader Kim Jong Un declared that his country was ready to stand up to any threat posed by the United States as he spoke at a lavish military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the North's ruling party and trumpet his third-generation leadership, Oct. 10, 2015.   Maye-E Wong, AP>FullscreenA barbed wire fence at a military check point near
A barbed wire fence at a military check point near the demilitarized zone which separates South and North Korea on Jan. 6, 2016 in Paju, South Korea.   Chung Sung-Jun, Getty Images>FullscreenNorth Korea's  leader Kim Jong-un  watches a military
North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un watches a military firing contest in the photo released Jan, 5, 2016. Reports did not specify when Kim viewed the contest, but it is presumed to be his first military-related field guidance of 2016.   Rodong Sinmun via European Pressphoto Agency>FullscreenNorth Koreans watch a news broadcast on a video screen
North Koreans watch a news broadcast on a video screen in Pyongyang, North Korea, Jan. 6, 2016.   Kim Kwang Hyon, AP>FullscreenNorth Koreans watch a news broadcast on a video screen
North Koreans watch a news broadcast on a video screen outside a Railway Station in Pyongyang, North Korea, Jan. 6, 2016.   Kim Kwang Hyon, AP>FullscreenHyeon Soo Lim who pastors the Light Korean Presbyterian
Hyeon Soo Lim who pastors the Light Korean Presbyterian Church in Toronto, is escorted to his sentencing in Pyongyang, North Korea, Dec. 16, 2015. North Korea's Supreme Court sentenced him to life in prison with hard labor for what it called crimes against the state.  Jon Chol Jin, AP>FullscreenMembers of North Korea's Moranbong Band perform with
Members of North Korea's Moranbong Band perform with the State Merited Chorus in Pyongyang, North Korea, Oct. 11, 2015,   Charles Dharapak, AP>FullscreenA North Korean soldier gathers straw in a field in
A North Korean soldier gathers straw in a field in Sinuiju, North Korea seen from across the border in Dandong in northeastern China's Liaoning province Jan. 6, 2016.  Chinatopix via AP>FullscreenNorth Korean leader Kim Jong-Un accompanied by commanding
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un accompanied by commanding officers of the Korean People's Army visit the Kumsusan Palace where his father Kim Jong-Il lies, Dec 17, 2015.   Korean Central News Agency via AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenA picture made available on October 25, 2015 shows
A picture made available on October 25, 2015 shows a general view of Mount Kumgang covered in fog, on North Korea's east coast.  Yonhap via European Pressphoto Agency>FullscreenThis picture released from North Korea's official Korean
This picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency on November 8, 2015 shows Kim Jong-Un attending a photo session with military education officers.  AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenA North Korean traffic police woman directs vehicles
A North Korean traffic police woman directs vehicles at an intersection, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, in Pyongyang, North Korea, as residents commute at the end of the work day.   Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenThis undated picture released from North Korea's official
This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on September 14, 2015, shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un inspecting the construction site of the Paektusan Hero Youth power station in Ryanggaung province.  KCNA via AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenA picture released by the Rodong Sinmun, the newspaper
A picture released by the Rodong Sinmun, the newspaper of the ruling North Korean Workers Party, on September 8, 2015 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (C, front) and Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez (2-R, front row), a member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba and first vice-president of the Council of State, watching an art performance by the Moranbong Band and the State Merited Chorus in Pyongyang, North Korea, on September 7, 2015. Bermudez led a Cuban delegation to North Korea to mark the 55th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between North Korea and Cuba.   Rodong Sinmun, European Pressphoto Agency>FullscreenThis undated photo released by North Korea's official
This undated photo released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on September 5, 2015 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) at the Sinuiju Measuring Instrument Factory in North Pyongan Provice.   KCNA via AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenIn this Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015 photo, North Koreans
In this Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015 photo, North Koreans read the public copy of a daily newspaper on the platform of a subway station in Pyongyang, North Kroea.   Dita Alangkara, AP>FullscreenA station officer waist for trains to arrive on the
A station officer waist for trains to arrive on the platform of a subway station in Pyongyang, North Korea, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015.   Dita Alangkara, AP>FullscreenPortaits of the late North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung,
Portaits of the late North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung, left, and Kim Jong Il glow on the facade of a building as the Juche Tower, top left, one of the city's landmarks, is seen in the background at dawn in Pyongyang, North Korea, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015.  Dita Alangkara, AP>FullscreenThis undated picture released from North Korea's official
This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on August 18, 2015 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (2nd L) visiting the Taedonggang Combined Fruit Farm in Pyongyang.   KCNA via AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenIn this Aug. 16, 2015 photo, people queue up at kiosk
In this Aug. 16, 2015 photo, people queue up at kiosk in Pyongyang, North Korea. Street stalls that offer North Koreans a place to spend - or make - money on everything from snow cones to DVDs are flourishing in Pyongyang and other North Korean cities, modest but growing forms of private commerce in a country where capitalism is officially anathema.   Dita Alangkara, AP>FullscreenA newlywed couple pose, during a photo shoot on Sijung
A newlywed couple pose, during a photo shoot on Sijung Ho beach in North Korea, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015. The couple gathered with their friends and family members to have their pictures taken after their wedding ceremony.   Dita Alangkara, AP>FullscreenPeople dance during the celebration of the Liberation
People dance during the celebration of the Liberation Day as the portrait of North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung, left, and Kim Jong Il are seen in the background at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea, Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015. Thousands of people take part in the celebration that commemorates the 17th anniversary of the liberation of the Koreas from Japanese colonial rule.   Dita Alangkara, AP>FullscreenNorth Korean soldiers watch as fireworks explode, Monday,
North Korean soldiers watch as fireworks explode, Monday, July 27, 2015, in Pyongyang, North Korea as part of celebrations for the 62nd anniversary of the armistice that ended the Korean War.   Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenNorth Koreans bow in front of bronze statues of the
North Koreans bow in front of bronze statues of the late leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il at Munsu Hill, Monday, July 27, 2015, in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Koreans gathered to offer flowers and pay their respects to their late leaders as part of celebrations for the 62nd anniversary of the armistice that ended the Korean War.   Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenStaff wait at the check-in counters of the new international
Staff wait at the check-in counters of the new international airport terminal building at Pyongyang airport, Wednesday, July 1, 2015, in Pyongyang, North Korea. The unveiling underscores an effort to attract more tourists and to spruce up the country ahead of the celebration of a major anniversary of the founding of its ruling Worker's Party in October this year.   Kim Kwang Hyon, AP>FullscreenIn this Saturday, June 27, 2015, photo, an Air Koryo
In this Saturday, June 27, 2015, photo, an Air Koryo plane sits on the tarmac in front of the new Pyongyang International Airport terminal building, in Pyongyang, North Korea. Air Koryo is the only carrier to have been awarded just one star in rankings released recently by the UK-based SkyTrax consultancy agency.  Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenMen and women pump their fists in the air and chant
Men and women pump their fists in the air and chant "Defend!" as they carry propaganda slogans calling for reunification of their country during the "Pyongyang Mass Rally on the Day of the Struggle Against the U.S.," attended by approximately 100,000 North Koreans to mark the 65th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War at the Kim Il Sung stadium, Thursday, June 25, 2015, in Pyongyang, North Korea. The month of June in North Korea is known as the "Struggle Against U.S. Imperialism Month" and it's a time for North Koreans to swarm to war museums, mobilize for gatherings denouncing the evils of the United States and join in a general, nationwide whipping up of the anti-American sentiment.  Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenIn this June 24, 2015, photo, a farmer stands in front
In this June 24, 2015, photo, a farmer stands in front of a field in South Hwanghae, North Korea. There has been almost no rain in this part of the country, according to farmers and local officials interviewed by The Associated Press. While the situation in the area that the AP visited looks grim, it is unclear how severe the drought is in the rest of the country.   Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenNorth Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, center, visits the
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, center, visits the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun on April 15 to celebrate the 103rd birthday of his grandfather, the late president Kim Il-Sung, in Pyongyang.  KCNA, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenA national meeting is held on April 14 at the Pyongyang
A national meeting is held on April 14 at the Pyongyang Indoor Stadium.  KCNA via AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenNorth Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, center, inspecting
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, center, inspecting Unit 1016 of Korean People's Army Air and Anti-Air Force on March 10.  KCNA via AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenNorth Korean workers plant seedlings in a field on
North Korean workers plant seedlings in a field on Feb. 3 in Jaeryong, Hwanghae province.  KCNA via European Pressphoto Agency>FullscreenNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un enjoys his Dec. 1 visit
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un enjoys his Dec. 1 visit to an artillery unit at an undisclosed location.  Korean News Service via European Pressphoto Agency>FullscreenA state photo from December 5 shows North Korean leader
A state photo from December 5 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un observing the North Korean military's winter training at an unknown location in North Korea.   Korean News Service via, epa>FullscreenSoldiers and citizens rally at Kim Il Sung Square in
Soldiers and citizens rally at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea, to protest a United Nations resolution condemning their country's human rights record Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. Protesters at the rally Tuesday on the square carried banners praising their leaders and condemning the United States. The banner in the center reads: "Let's defend with our lives the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea headed by supreme leader Kim Jong Un."   Jon Chol Jin, AP>FullscreenNorth Koreans gather in front of a portrait of their
North Koreans gather in front of a portrait of their late leader Kim Il Sung, left, and Kim Jong Il, right, paying respects to their late leader Kim Jong Il, to mark the third anniversary of his death, Wednesday Dec. 17 at Pyong Chon District in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea marked the end of a three-year mourning period for the late leader Kim Jong Il on Wednesday, opening the way for his son, Kim Jong Un, to put a more personal stamp on the way the country is run.   Kim Kwang Hyon, AP>FullscreenThis picture taken by North Korea's official Korean
This picture taken by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency on December 17 shows North Korean people offering prayers before portraits of late leaders Kim Il-Sung and Kim Jong-Il in Pyongyang for the third anniversary of late leader Kim Jong-Il.  Korean News Service via, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenA December 13, handout photo shows North Korean leader
A December 13, handout photo shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un visiting the Korean People's Army navy unit 189.  Korean News Service via, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenKim Jong-Un applauds the participants in the second
Kim Jong-Un applauds the participants in the second meeting of Korean People's Army (KPA) exemplary servicemen's families in Pyongyang in this handout image.  Korean News Service via, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenThis handout picture released from North Korea's official
This handout picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency on December 9, 2014 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un holding up a boy as he joins a photo session with the participants in the second meeting of Korean People's Army exemplary servicemen's families in Pyongyang.   Korean News Service via, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenAn undated picture from North Korea's official Korean
An undated picture from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency on December 5, 2014 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un inspecting the new year combat and political drill of the Korean People's Army  Korean News Service via, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenNorth Koreans enjoy a ride at the Kaeson Youth Amusement Park Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E) ORG XMIT: XWM110
North Koreans enjoy a ride at the Kaeson Youth Amusement Park Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E) ORG XMIT: XWM110  Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenNorth Koreans play shooting games in an arcade at the Kaeson Youth Amusement Park, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E) ORG XMIT: XWM112
North Koreans play shooting games in an arcade at the Kaeson Youth Amusement Park, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E) ORG XMIT: XWM112  Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenNorth Koreans enjoy a ride at the Kaeson Youth Amusement Park, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E) ORG XMIT: XWM111
North Koreans enjoy a ride at the Kaeson Youth Amusement Park, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E) ORG XMIT: XWM111  Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenNorth Korean women wait for customers at a makeshift photo service stand, at the Kaeson Youth Amusement Park, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E) ORG XMIT: XWM109
North Korean women wait for customers at a makeshift photo service stand, at the Kaeson Youth Amusement Park, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E) ORG XMIT: XWM109  Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenNorth Koreans enjoy a ride at the Kaeson Youth Amusement Park, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E) ORG XMIT: XWM103
North Koreans enjoy a ride at the Kaeson Youth Amusement Park, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E) ORG XMIT: XWM103  Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenA portrait of North Korean leader Kim Jung Un posing with a North Korean gold medalist in Judo, An Kum Ae, decorates the walls of a local gymnasium, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 in Pyongyang, North Korea. In just over a week, North Korea will send its top athletes to win gold for their leader in what could well be the biggest sporting event of their lives and a major propaganda campaign for their nation, the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.(AP Photo/Wong Maye-E) ORG XMIT: XWM110
A portrait of North Korean leader Kim Jung Un posing with a North Korean gold medalist in Judo, An Kum Ae, decorates the walls of a local gymnasium, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 in Pyongyang, North Korea. In just over a week, North Korea will send its top athletes to win gold for their leader in what could well be the biggest sporting event of their lives and a major propaganda campaign for their nation, the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.(AP Photo/Wong Maye-E) ORG XMIT: XWM110  Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenNorth Korean athletes are seen mid-air as they practice on the trampoline, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 in Pyongyang, North Korea. In just over a week, North Korea will send its top athletes to win gold for their leader in what could well be the biggest sporting event of their lives and a major propaganda campaign for their nation, the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.(AP Photo/Wong Maye-E) ORG XMIT: XWM106
North Korean athletes are seen mid-air as they practice on the trampoline, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 in Pyongyang, North Korea. In just over a week, North Korea will send its top athletes to win gold for their leader in what could well be the biggest sporting event of their lives and a major propaganda campaign for their nation, the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.(AP Photo/Wong Maye-E) ORG XMIT: XWM106  Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenA North Korean subway station staff waits for the arrival of a train, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014 in Pyongyang, North Korea. Foreign visitors are usually only allowed to take one to two stops, on Pyongyang's north-south Chollima subway line. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E) ORG XMIT: XWM108
A North Korean subway station staff waits for the arrival of a train, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014 in Pyongyang, North Korea. Foreign visitors are usually only allowed to take one to two stops, on Pyongyang's north-south Chollima subway line. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E) ORG XMIT: XWM108  Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenIn this Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 photo, a North Korean boy arm wrestles with former NFL player Bob "The Beast" Sapp in Pyongyang, North Korea.  In an oddball attempt at sports diplomacy with North Korea, a group of about 20 mixed martial artists from around the world, including former NFL player Bob ÏThe BeastÃ? Sapp, traveled to Pyongyang last week to engage in arm-wrestling and tug-of-war competitions with local children. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E) ORG XMIT: ASIA501
In this Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 photo, a North Korean boy arm wrestles with former NFL player Bob "The Beast" Sapp in Pyongyang, North Korea. In an oddball attempt at sports diplomacy with North Korea, a group of about 20 mixed martial artists from around the world, including former NFL player Bob ÏThe BeastÃ? Sapp, traveled to Pyongyang last week to engage in arm-wrestling and tug-of-war competitions with local children. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E) ORG XMIT: ASIA501  Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenThis undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on August 15, 2014 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) inspecting a test firing of a newly developed high-performance tactical rocket at undisclosed place in North Korea.   AFP PHOTO / KCNA via KNS    REPUBLIC OF KOREA OUT THIS PICTURE WAS MADE AVAILABLE BY A THIRD PARTY. AFP CAN NOT INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, LOCATION, DATE AND CONTENT OF THIS IMAGE. THIS PHOTO IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY AFP. ---EDITORS NOTE--- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT
This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on August 15, 2014 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) inspecting a test firing of a newly developed high-performance tactical rocket at undisclosed place in North Korea. AFP PHOTO / KCNA via KNS REPUBLIC OF KOREA OUT THIS PICTURE WAS MADE AVAILABLE BY A THIRD PARTY. AFP CAN NOT INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, LOCATION, DATE AND CONTENT OF THIS IMAGE. THIS PHOTO IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY AFP. ---EDITORS NOTE--- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / KCNA VIA KNS" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTSKNS/AFP/Getty Images ORIG FILE ID: 532459509  KNS AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenNorth Koreans bow beneath portraits of the late leaders Kim Jong Il and Kim Il Sung in Pyongyang on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013. Across the capital city, North Koreans observed the second anniversary of the death of Kim Jong Il. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder) ORG XMIT: XDG113
North Koreans bow beneath portraits of the late leaders Kim Jong Il and Kim Il Sung in Pyongyang on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013. Across the capital city, North Koreans observed the second anniversary of the death of Kim Jong Il. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder) ORG XMIT: XDG113  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenNorth Koreans visit Mansu Hill to pay their respects at the base of statues of the late leaders Kim Il Sung, left, and Kim Jong Il in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, on the second anniversary of the death of Kim Jong Il. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT ORG XMIT: TOK818
North Koreans visit Mansu Hill to pay their respects at the base of statues of the late leaders Kim Il Sung, left, and Kim Jong Il in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, on the second anniversary of the death of Kim Jong Il. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT ORG XMIT: TOK818  AP>FullscreenThis picture taken by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on December 16, 2013 shows soldiers offering flowers before the statues of late North Korean leaders Kim Il-Sung and Kim Jong-Il on Mansu hill for the second anniversary of demise of Kim Jong-Il.    AFP PHOTO / KCNA via KNS    REPUBLIC OF KOREA OUT THIS PICTURE WAS MADE AVAILABLE BY A THIRD PARTY. AFP CAN NOT INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, LOCATION, DATE AND CONTENT OF THIS IMAGE. THIS PHOTO IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY AFP. ---EDITORS NOTE--- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT
This picture taken by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on December 16, 2013 shows soldiers offering flowers before the statues of late North Korean leaders Kim Il-Sung and Kim Jong-Il on Mansu hill for the second anniversary of demise of Kim Jong-Il. AFP PHOTO / KCNA via KNS REPUBLIC OF KOREA OUT THIS PICTURE WAS MADE AVAILABLE BY A THIRD PARTY. AFP CAN NOT INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, LOCATION, DATE AND CONTENT OF THIS IMAGE. THIS PHOTO IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY AFP. ---EDITORS NOTE--- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / KCNA VIA KNS" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTSKNS/AFP/Getty Images ORIG FILE ID: 525500524  Korean Central News Agency via AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenIn this image taken from video, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, attends an event to mark the second anniversary of the death of his father, former leader Kim Jong Il, in Pyongyang, North Korea Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/KRT via AP Video) TV OUT, NORTH KOREA OUT ORG XMIT: TOK815
In this image taken from video, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, attends an event to mark the second anniversary of the death of his father, former leader Kim Jong Il, in Pyongyang, North Korea Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/KRT via AP Video) TV OUT, NORTH KOREA OUT ORG XMIT: TOK815  AP>FullscreenIn this image taken from video, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends an event to mark the second anniversary of the death of his father, former leader Kim Jong Il, in Pyongyang, North Korea Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/KRT via AP Video) TV OUT, NORTH KOREA OUT ORG XMIT: TOK810
In this image taken from video, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends an event to mark the second anniversary of the death of his father, former leader Kim Jong Il, in Pyongyang, North Korea Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/KRT via AP Video) TV OUT, NORTH KOREA OUT ORG XMIT: TOK810  AP>FullscreenIn this image taken from video, North Korean military officials attend an event to mark the second anniversary of the death of former leader Kim Jong Il, in Pyongyang, North Korea Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/KRT via AP Video) TV OUT, NORTH KOREA OUT ORG XMIT: TOK812
In this image taken from video, North Korean military officials attend an event to mark the second anniversary of the death of former leader Kim Jong Il, in Pyongyang, North Korea Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/KRT via AP Video) TV OUT, NORTH KOREA OUT ORG XMIT: TOK812  AP>FullscreenThis picture taken by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on December 16, 2013 shows people bowing their heads to pay tribute before the statues of late North Korean leaders Kim Il-Sung and Kim Jong-Il on Mansu hill for the second anniversary of demise of Kim Jong-Il.    AFP PHOTO / KCNA via KNS    REPUBLIC OF KOREA OUT THIS PICTURE WAS MADE AVAILABLE BY A THIRD PARTY. AFP CAN NOT INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, LOCATION, DATE AND CONTENT OF THIS IMAGE. THIS PHOTO IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY AFP. ---EDITORS NOTE--- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT
This picture taken by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on December 16, 2013 shows people bowing their heads to pay tribute before the statues of late North Korean leaders Kim Il-Sung and Kim Jong-Il on Mansu hill for the second anniversary of demise of Kim Jong-Il. AFP PHOTO / KCNA via KNS REPUBLIC OF KOREA OUT THIS PICTURE WAS MADE AVAILABLE BY A THIRD PARTY. AFP CAN NOT INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, LOCATION, DATE AND CONTENT OF THIS IMAGE. THIS PHOTO IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY AFP. ---EDITORS NOTE--- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / KCNA VIA KNS" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTSKNS/AFP/Getty Images ORIG FILE ID: 525500519  Korean Central News Agency via AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenThis picture taken by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on December 16, 2013 shows people offering flower bouquets before the statues of late North Korean leaders Kim Il-Sung and Kim Jong-Il on Mansu hill for the second anniversary of demise of Kim Jong-Il.    AFP PHOTO / KCNA via KNS    REPUBLIC OF KOREA OUT THIS PICTURE WAS MADE AVAILABLE BY A THIRD PARTY. AFP CAN NOT INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, LOCATION, DATE AND CONTENT OF THIS IMAGE. THIS PHOTO IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY AFP. ---EDITORS NOTE--- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT
This picture taken by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on December 16, 2013 shows people offering flower bouquets before the statues of late North Korean leaders Kim Il-Sung and Kim Jong-Il on Mansu hill for the second anniversary of demise of Kim Jong-Il. AFP PHOTO / KCNA via KNS REPUBLIC OF KOREA OUT THIS PICTURE WAS MADE AVAILABLE BY A THIRD PARTY. AFP CAN NOT INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, LOCATION, DATE AND CONTENT OF THIS IMAGE. THIS PHOTO IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY AFP. ---EDITORS NOTE--- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / KCNA VIA KNS" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTSKNS/AFP/Getty Images ORIG FILE ID: 525500542  Korean Central News Agency via AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenAs North Koreans arrive to pay their respects, women sweep the base of statues of the late leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, right, in Pyongyang, North Korea, Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, the eve of the second anniversary of the death of Kim Jong Il. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder) ORG XMIT: XDG106
As North Koreans arrive to pay their respects, women sweep the base of statues of the late leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, right, in Pyongyang, North Korea, Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, the eve of the second anniversary of the death of Kim Jong Il. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder) ORG XMIT: XDG106  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenNorth Koreans lay flowers at the base of statues of the late leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il at Mansu Hill in Pyongyang, North Korea, Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, the eve of the second anniversary of the death of Kim Jong Il. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder) ORG XMIT: XDG103
North Koreans lay flowers at the base of statues of the late leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il at Mansu Hill in Pyongyang, North Korea, Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, the eve of the second anniversary of the death of Kim Jong Il. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder) ORG XMIT: XDG103  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenThis picture taken and released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on December 16, 2013 shows North Korean soldiers gathered at Kumsusan memorial palace in support of their leader Kim Jong-Un in Pyongyang.  Thousands of North Korean soldiers held a memorial rally on December 16, 2013 for the late father of leader Kim Jong-Un, days after the stunning execution of his uncle, according to state media. December 17, 2013 marks the second anniversary of the death of Kim Jong-Un's father, Kim Jong-Il.      REPUBLIC OF KOREA OUT       AFP PHOTO / KCNA via KNS      THIS PICTURE WAS MADE AVAILABLE BY A THIRD PARTY. AFP CAN NOT INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, LOCATION, DATE AND CONTENT OF THIS IMAGE. THIS PHOTO IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY AFP.  ---EDITORS NOTE--- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT
This picture taken and released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on December 16, 2013 shows North Korean soldiers gathered at Kumsusan memorial palace in support of their leader Kim Jong-Un in Pyongyang. Thousands of North Korean soldiers held a memorial rally on December 16, 2013 for the late father of leader Kim Jong-Un, days after the stunning execution of his uncle, according to state media. December 17, 2013 marks the second anniversary of the death of Kim Jong-Un's father, Kim Jong-Il. REPUBLIC OF KOREA OUT AFP PHOTO / KCNA via KNS THIS PICTURE WAS MADE AVAILABLE BY A THIRD PARTY. AFP CAN NOT INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, LOCATION, DATE AND CONTENT OF THIS IMAGE. THIS PHOTO IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY AFP. ---EDITORS NOTE--- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / KCNA VIA KNS" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTSKNS/AFP/Getty Images ORIG FILE ID: 525487341  Korean Central News Agency via AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenThis picture taken and released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on December 16, 2013 shows North Korean soldiers gathered at Kumsusan memorial palace in support of their leader Kim Jong-Un in Pyongyang.  Thousands of North Korean soldiers held a memorial rally on December 16, 2013 for the late father of leader Kim Jong-Un, days after the stunning execution of his uncle, according to state media. December 17, 2013 marks the second anniversary of the death of Kim Jong-Un's father, Kim Jong-Il.      REPUBLIC OF KOREA OUT       AFP PHOTO / KCNA via KNS      THIS PICTURE WAS MADE AVAILABLE BY A THIRD PARTY. AFP CAN NOT INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, LOCATION, DATE AND CONTENT OF THIS IMAGE. THIS PHOTO IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY AFP.  ---EDITORS NOTE--- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT
This picture taken and released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on December 16, 2013 shows North Korean soldiers gathered at Kumsusan memorial palace in support of their leader Kim Jong-Un in Pyongyang. Thousands of North Korean soldiers held a memorial rally on December 16, 2013 for the late father of leader Kim Jong-Un, days after the stunning execution of his uncle, according to state media. December 17, 2013 marks the second anniversary of the death of Kim Jong-Un's father, Kim Jong-Il. REPUBLIC OF KOREA OUT AFP PHOTO / KCNA via KNS THIS PICTURE WAS MADE AVAILABLE BY A THIRD PARTY. AFP CAN NOT INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, LOCATION, DATE AND CONTENT OF THIS IMAGE. THIS PHOTO IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY AFP. ---EDITORS NOTE--- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / KCNA VIA KNS" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTSKNS/AFP/Getty Images ORIG FILE ID: 525487377  Korean Central News Agency via AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenJang Song-thaek is escorted in court on December 12, 2013.  North Korea has executed him, the uncle of its leader Kim Jong Un, after a shock purge, state news agency KCNA announced early on Dec. 13, branding the once-powerful man a "traitor."
Jang Song-thaek is escorted in court on December 12, 2013. North Korea has executed him, the uncle of its leader Kim Jong Un, after a shock purge, state news agency KCNA announced early on Dec. 13, branding the once-powerful man a "traitor."  Yonhap via AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenA man watches a TV news program being shown at a railway station in Seoul. The report shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's uncle, Jang Song Thaek, second from right, being escorted by military officers during a trial in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013.
A man watches a TV news program being shown at a railway station in Seoul. The report shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's uncle, Jang Song Thaek, second from right, being escorted by military officers during a trial in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013.  Ahn Young-joon, AP>FullscreenIn this image made from video, military vehicles parade during a ceremony marking the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice in Pyongyang, North Korea, Saturday, July 27, 2013. Goose-stepping soldiers, columns of tanks and a broad array of ominous-looking missiles poised on mobile launchers were paraded through the streets of Pyongyang on Saturday in a painstakingly choreographed military pageant intended to strike fear into North Korea's adversaries and rally its people behind young ruler Kim Jong Un on the 60th anniversary of the armistice that ended the Korean War. (AP Photo/KRT via AP Video) TV OUT, NORTH KOREA OUT ORG XMIT: TOK804
In this image made from video, military vehicles parade during a ceremony marking the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice in Pyongyang, North Korea, Saturday, July 27, 2013. Goose-stepping soldiers, columns of tanks and a broad array of ominous-looking missiles poised on mobile launchers were paraded through the streets of Pyongyang on Saturday in a painstakingly choreographed military pageant intended to strike fear into North Korea's adversaries and rally its people behind young ruler Kim Jong Un on the 60th anniversary of the armistice that ended the Korean War. (AP Photo/KRT via AP Video) TV OUT, NORTH KOREA OUT ORG XMIT: TOK804  AP>FullscreenA North Korean soldier salutes from a tank during a military parade past Kim Il-Sung square marking the 60th anniversary of the Korean war armistice in Pyongyang on July 27, 2013. North Korea mounted its largest ever military parade on July 27 to mark the 60th anniversary of the armistice that ended fighting in the Korean War, displaying its long-range missiles at a ceremony presided over by leader Kim Jong-Un.  AFP PHOTO / Ed JonesEd Jones/AFP/Getty Images ORIG FILE ID: 521662537
A North Korean soldier salutes from a tank during a military parade past Kim Il-Sung square marking the 60th anniversary of the Korean war armistice in Pyongyang on July 27, 2013. North Korea mounted its largest ever military parade on July 27 to mark the 60th anniversary of the armistice that ended fighting in the Korean War, displaying its long-range missiles at a ceremony presided over by leader Kim Jong-Un. AFP PHOTO / Ed JonesEd Jones/AFP/Getty Images ORIG FILE ID: 521662537  Ed Jones, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenNorth Korean veterans of the Korean War wave to their leader Kim Jong Un during a mass military parade on Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang to mark the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice Saturday, July 27, 2013. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder) ORG XMIT: XDG115
North Korean veterans of the Korean War wave to their leader Kim Jong Un during a mass military parade on Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang to mark the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice Saturday, July 27, 2013. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder) ORG XMIT: XDG115  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenNorth Koreans wave flags as walk with statues of former leaders Kim Il-Sung and Kim Jong-Il  during a parade past Kim Il-Sung square marking the 60th anniversary of the Korean war armistice in Pyongyang on July 27, 2013.  North Korea mounted its largest ever military parade on July 27 to mark the 60th anniversary of the armistice that ended fighting in the Korean War, displaying its long-range missiles at a ceremony presided over by leader Kim Jong-Un.  AFP PHOTO / Ed JonesEd Jones/AFP/Getty Images ORIG FILE ID: 521663238
North Koreans wave flags as walk with statues of former leaders Kim Il-Sung and Kim Jong-Il during a parade past Kim Il-Sung square marking the 60th anniversary of the Korean war armistice in Pyongyang on July 27, 2013. North Korea mounted its largest ever military parade on July 27 to mark the 60th anniversary of the armistice that ended fighting in the Korean War, displaying its long-range missiles at a ceremony presided over by leader Kim Jong-Un. AFP PHOTO / Ed JonesEd Jones/AFP/Getty Images ORIG FILE ID: 521663238  Ed Jones, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenParade participants carry the North Korean national flags, Saturday, July 27, 2013 during a mass military parade celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E) ORG XMIT: XWM104
Parade participants carry the North Korean national flags, Saturday, July 27, 2013 during a mass military parade celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E) ORG XMIT: XWM104  Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenTOPSHOTS North Korean tanks pass through Kim Il-Sung square during a military parade marking the 60th anniversary of the Korean war armistice in Pyongyang on July 27, 2013. North Korea mounted its largest ever military parade on July 27 to mark the 60th anniversary of the armistice that ended fighting in the Korean War, displaying its long-range missiles at a ceremony presided over by leader Kim Jong-Un.  AFP PHOTO / Ed JonesEd Jones/AFP/Getty Images ORIG FILE ID: 521665219
TOPSHOTS North Korean tanks pass through Kim Il-Sung square during a military parade marking the 60th anniversary of the Korean war armistice in Pyongyang on July 27, 2013. North Korea mounted its largest ever military parade on July 27 to mark the 60th anniversary of the armistice that ended fighting in the Korean War, displaying its long-range missiles at a ceremony presided over by leader Kim Jong-Un. AFP PHOTO / Ed JonesEd Jones/AFP/Getty Images ORIG FILE ID: 521665219  Ed Jones, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenNorth Korea's leader Kim Jong Un, right, is accompanied by Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao, center, and Ugandan Vice-President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekand as they greet spectators Saturday, July 27, 2013 during the mass military parade celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E) ORG XMIT: XWM201
North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un, right, is accompanied by Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao, center, and Ugandan Vice-President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekand as they greet spectators Saturday, July 27, 2013 during the mass military parade celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E) ORG XMIT: XWM201  Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenNorth Korean soldiers march during a military parade past Kim Il-Sung square marking the 60th anniversary of the Korean war armistice in Pyongyang on July 27, 2013.  North Korea mounted its largest ever military parade on July 27 to mark the 60th anniversary of the armistice that ended fighting in the Korean War, displaying its long-range missiles at a ceremony presided over by leader Kim Jong-Un.  AFP PHOTO / Ed JonesEd Jones/AFP/Getty Images ORIG FILE ID: 521662897
North Korean soldiers march during a military parade past Kim Il-Sung square marking the 60th anniversary of the Korean war armistice in Pyongyang on July 27, 2013. North Korea mounted its largest ever military parade on July 27 to mark the 60th anniversary of the armistice that ended fighting in the Korean War, displaying its long-range missiles at a ceremony presided over by leader Kim Jong-Un. AFP PHOTO / Ed JonesEd Jones/AFP/Getty Images ORIG FILE ID: 521662897  Ed Jones, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenA North Korean soldier salutes while in a military tank as they parade through Kim Il Sung Sqaure, Saturday, July 27, 2013 during the mass military parade celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice in Pyongyang, North Korea.(AP Photo/Wong Maye-E) ORG XMIT: XWM116
A North Korean soldier salutes while in a military tank as they parade through Kim Il Sung Sqaure, Saturday, July 27, 2013 during the mass military parade celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice in Pyongyang, North Korea.(AP Photo/Wong Maye-E) ORG XMIT: XWM116  Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenNorth Korean soldiers march past the Kim Il Sung Square, Saturday, July 27, 2013 during the mass military parade celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice in Pyongyang, North Korea.(AP Photo/Wong Maye-E) ORG XMIT: XWM110
North Korean soldiers march past the Kim Il Sung Square, Saturday, July 27, 2013 during the mass military parade celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice in Pyongyang, North Korea.(AP Photo/Wong Maye-E) ORG XMIT: XWM110  Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenNorth Korean soldiers march during a military parade past Kim Il-Sung square marking the 60th anniversary of the Korean war armistice in Pyongyang on July 27, 2013.  North Korea mounted its largest ever military parade on July 27 to mark the 60th anniversary of the armistice that ended fighting in the Korean War, displaying its long-range missiles at a ceremony presided over by leader Kim Jong-Un.  AFP PHOTO / Ed JonesEd Jones/AFP/Getty Images ORIG FILE ID: 521663019
North Korean soldiers march during a military parade past Kim Il-Sung square marking the 60th anniversary of the Korean war armistice in Pyongyang on July 27, 2013. North Korea mounted its largest ever military parade on July 27 to mark the 60th anniversary of the armistice that ended fighting in the Korean War, displaying its long-range missiles at a ceremony presided over by leader Kim Jong-Un. AFP PHOTO / Ed JonesEd Jones/AFP/Getty Images ORIG FILE ID: 521663019  Ed Jones, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenTOPSHOTS North Koreans wave flowers as they take part in a military parade past Kim Il-Sung square marking the 60th anniversary of the Korean war armistice in Pyongyang on July 27, 2013.  North Korea mounted its largest ever military parade on July 27 to mark the 60th anniversary of the armistice that ended fighting in the Korean War, displaying its long-range missiles at a ceremony presided over by leader Kim Jong-Un.  AFP PHOTO / Ed JonesEd Jones/AFP/Getty Images ORIG FILE ID: 521665234
TOPSHOTS North Koreans wave flowers as they take part in a military parade past Kim Il-Sung square marking the 60th anniversary of the Korean war armistice in Pyongyang on July 27, 2013. North Korea mounted its largest ever military parade on July 27 to mark the 60th anniversary of the armistice that ended fighting in the Korean War, displaying its long-range missiles at a ceremony presided over by leader Kim Jong-Un. AFP PHOTO / Ed JonesEd Jones/AFP/Getty Images ORIG FILE ID: 521665234  Ed Jones, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenNorth Koreans carry a portrait of former leader Kim Jong-Il as they take part in a military parade past Kim Il-Sung square marking the 60th anniversary of the Korean war armistice in Pyongyang on July 27, 2013.  North Korea mounted its largest ever military parade on July 27 to mark the 60th anniversary of the armistice that ended fighting in the Korean War, displaying its long-range missiles at a ceremony presided over by leader Kim Jong-Un.  AFP PHOTO / Ed JonesEd Jones/AFP/Getty Images ORIG FILE ID: 521663247
North Koreans carry a portrait of former leader Kim Jong-Il as they take part in a military parade past Kim Il-Sung square marking the 60th anniversary of the Korean war armistice in Pyongyang on July 27, 2013. North Korea mounted its largest ever military parade on July 27 to mark the 60th anniversary of the armistice that ended fighting in the Korean War, displaying its long-range missiles at a ceremony presided over by leader Kim Jong-Un. AFP PHOTO / Ed JonesEd Jones/AFP/Getty Images ORIG FILE ID: 521663247  Ed Jones, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenNorth Korean dancers parade through the Kim Il Sung Sqaure, Saturday, July 27, 2013 during a mass military parade celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E) ORG XMIT: XWM112
North Korean dancers parade through the Kim Il Sung Sqaure, Saturday, July 27, 2013 during a mass military parade celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E) ORG XMIT: XWM112  Wong Maye-E, AP>FullscreenA North Korean flag is displayed during an 'Arrirang' performance at the 150,000-seat Rungnado May Day Stadium in Pyongyang on July 26, 2013. Arrirang performances feature some 100,000 participants to create a 'synchronized socialist-realist spectacular in a 90 minute display of gymnastics, dance, acrobatics, and dramatic performance, in a highly politicized package' according to the China-based North Korean travel company Koryo Tours. North Korea is preparing to mark the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War which ran from 1950 to 1953, with a series of performances, festivals, and cultural events culminating with a large military parade. AFP PHOTO / Ed JonesEd Jones/AFP/Getty Images ORIG FILE ID: 521655180
A North Korean flag is displayed during an 'Arrirang' performance at the 150,000-seat Rungnado May Day Stadium in Pyongyang on July 26, 2013. Arrirang performances feature some 100,000 participants to create a 'synchronized socialist-realist spectacular in a 90 minute display of gymnastics, dance, acrobatics, and dramatic performance, in a highly politicized package' according to the China-based North Korean travel company Koryo Tours. North Korea is preparing to mark the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War which ran from 1950 to 1953, with a series of performances, festivals, and cultural events culminating with a large military parade. AFP PHOTO / Ed JonesEd Jones/AFP/Getty Images ORIG FILE ID: 521655180  Ed Jones, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenParticipants holding coloured material watch for their cue as they perform during an 'Arrirang Festival mass games display' at the 150,000-seat Rungnado May Day Stadium in Pyongyang on July 26, 2013. Arrirang performances feature some 100,000 participants to create a 'synchronized socialist-realist spectacular in a 90 minute display of gymnastics, dance, acrobatics, and dramatic performance, in a highly politicized package' according to the China-based North Korean travel company Koryo Tours. North Korea is preparing to mark the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War which ran from 1950 to 1953, with a series of performances, festivals, and cultural events culminating with a large military parade. AFP PHOTO / Ed JonesEd Jones/AFP/Getty Images ORIG FILE ID: 521655150
Participants holding coloured material watch for their cue as they perform during an 'Arrirang Festival mass games display' at the 150,000-seat Rungnado May Day Stadium in Pyongyang on July 26, 2013. Arrirang performances feature some 100,000 participants to create a 'synchronized socialist-realist spectacular in a 90 minute display of gymnastics, dance, acrobatics, and dramatic performance, in a highly politicized package' according to the China-based North Korean travel company Koryo Tours. North Korea is preparing to mark the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War which ran from 1950 to 1953, with a series of performances, festivals, and cultural events culminating with a large military parade. AFP PHOTO / Ed JonesEd Jones/AFP/Getty Images ORIG FILE ID: 521655150  Ed Jones, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenDancers use hoops during an 'Arrirang' performance at the 150,000-seat Rungnado May Day Stadium in Pyongyang on July 26, 2013. Arrirang performances feature some 100,000 participants to create a 'synchronized socialist-realist spectacular in a 90 minute display of gymnastics, dance, acrobatics, and dramatic performance, in a highly politicized package' according to the China-based North Korean travel company Koryo Tours. North Korea is preparing to mark the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War which ran from 1950 to 1953, with a series of performances, festivals, and cultural events culminating with a large military parade. AFP PHOTO / Ed JonesEd Jones/AFP/Getty Images ORIG FILE ID: 521655174
Dancers use hoops during an 'Arrirang' performance at the 150,000-seat Rungnado May Day Stadium in Pyongyang on July 26, 2013. Arrirang performances feature some 100,000 participants to create a 'synchronized socialist-realist spectacular in a 90 minute display of gymnastics, dance, acrobatics, and dramatic performance, in a highly politicized package' according to the China-based North Korean travel company Koryo Tours. North Korea is preparing to mark the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War which ran from 1950 to 1953, with a series of performances, festivals, and cultural events culminating with a large military parade. AFP PHOTO / Ed JonesEd Jones/AFP/Getty Images ORIG FILE ID: 521655174  Ed Jones, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenDancers perform during an 'Arrirang Festival mass games display' at the 150,000-seat Rungnado May Day Stadium in Pyongyang on July 26, 2013. Arrirang performances feature some 100,000 participants to create a 'synchronized socialist-realist spectacular in a 90 minute display of gymnastics, dance, acrobatics, and dramatic performance, in a highly politicized package' according to the China-based North Korean travel company Koryo Tours. North Korea is preparing to mark the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War which ran from 1950 to 1953, with a series of performances, festivals, and cultural events culminating with a large military parade. AFP PHOTO / Ed JonesEd Jones/AFP/Getty Images ORIG FILE ID: 521655160
Dancers perform during an 'Arrirang Festival mass games display' at the 150,000-seat Rungnado May Day Stadium in Pyongyang on July 26, 2013. Arrirang performances feature some 100,000 participants to create a 'synchronized socialist-realist spectacular in a 90 minute display of gymnastics, dance, acrobatics, and dramatic performance, in a highly politicized package' according to the China-based North Korean travel company Koryo Tours. North Korea is preparing to mark the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War which ran from 1950 to 1953, with a series of performances, festivals, and cultural events culminating with a large military parade. AFP PHOTO / Ed JonesEd Jones/AFP/Getty Images ORIG FILE ID: 521655160  Ed Jones, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenNoth Korean army veterans watch an 'Arrirang Festival mass games display' at the 150,000-seat Rungnado May Day Stadiumin Pyongyang on July 26, 2013. Arrirang performances feature some 100,000 participants to create a 'synchronized socialist-realist spectacular in a 90 minute display of gymnastics, dance, acrobatics, and dramatic performance, in a highly politicized package' according to the China-based North Korean travel company Koryo Tours. North Korea is preparing to mark the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War which ran from 1950 to 1953, with a series of performances, festivals, and cultural events culminating with a large military parade. TOPSHOTS      AFP PHOTO / Ed JonesEd Jones/AFP/Getty Images ORIG FILE ID: 521658705
Noth Korean army veterans watch an 'Arrirang Festival mass games display' at the 150,000-seat Rungnado May Day Stadiumin Pyongyang on July 26, 2013. Arrirang performances feature some 100,000 participants to create a 'synchronized socialist-realist spectacular in a 90 minute display of gymnastics, dance, acrobatics, and dramatic performance, in a highly politicized package' according to the China-based North Korean travel company Koryo Tours. North Korea is preparing to mark the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War which ran from 1950 to 1953, with a series of performances, festivals, and cultural events culminating with a large military parade. TOPSHOTS AFP PHOTO / Ed JonesEd Jones/AFP/Getty Images ORIG FILE ID: 521658705  Ed Jones, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenFireworks explode above the Pyongyaang skyline during a display to mark the 60th anniversary of the Korean war armistice agreement, in Pyongyang on July 27, 2013. North Korea mounted its largest ever military parade to mark the 60th anniversary of the armistice that ended fighting in the Korean War, displaying its long-range missiles at a ceremony presided over by leader Kim Jong-Un. AFP PHOTO / Ed JonesEd Jones/AFP/Getty Images ORIG FILE ID: 521669383
Fireworks explode above the Pyongyaang skyline during a display to mark the 60th anniversary of the Korean war armistice agreement, in Pyongyang on July 27, 2013. North Korea mounted its largest ever military parade to mark the 60th anniversary of the armistice that ended fighting in the Korean War, displaying its long-range missiles at a ceremony presided over by leader Kim Jong-Un. AFP PHOTO / Ed JonesEd Jones/AFP/Getty Images ORIG FILE ID: 521669383  Ed Jones, AFP/Getty Images>FullscreenNorth Korean soldiers walk along a road in front of the truce village of Panmunjom at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ).
North Korean soldiers walk along a road in front of the truce village of Panmunjom at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ).  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenNorth Korean pedestrians and bicyclists pass by a billboard for Pyeonghwa Motors, North Korea's car manufacturer, on a highway on the outskirts of Pyongyang.
North Korean pedestrians and bicyclists pass by a billboard for Pyeonghwa Motors, North Korea's car manufacturer, on a highway on the outskirts of Pyongyang.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenNorth Koreans stand to applaud during the opening night of the
North Koreans stand to applaud during the opening night of the "Arirang" mass games performance at Pyongyang's May Day Stadium on July 22, 2013. This year's performance was timed to debut for the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenAt dusk, the setting sunlight is reflected on the Taedong River in Pyongyang, North Korea on July 21, 2013.
At dusk, the setting sunlight is reflected on the Taedong River in Pyongyang, North Korea on July 21, 2013.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenNorth Koreans clean a street after a heavy rainfall in Kaesong, North Korea.
North Koreans clean a street after a heavy rainfall in Kaesong, North Korea.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenThousands of North Koreans turn colored cards to create an image of the Unha-3 rocket that North Korea successfully launched in December of 2012 during the Arirang mass games.
Thousands of North Koreans turn colored cards to create an image of the Unha-3 rocket that North Korea successfully launched in December of 2012 during the Arirang mass games.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenA North Korean soldier sits inside a room where the armistice agreement at Panmunjom inside the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ).
A North Korean soldier sits inside a room where the armistice agreement at Panmunjom inside the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ).  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenNorth Koreas ride bicycles in the rain along the Taedong River bank in Pyongyang, North Korea.
North Koreas ride bicycles in the rain along the Taedong River bank in Pyongyang, North Korea.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenNorth Korean soldiers walk on a highway near the North Korean city of Kaesong.
North Korean soldiers walk on a highway near the North Korean city of Kaesong.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenNorth Korean nurses sing and play the accordion while children dance during an event to start a campaign to give Vitamin A supplements and deworming pills to children at a nursery school in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Child Health Day, Monday, May 20, 2013. UNICEF and North Korean government agencies are collaborating in the campaign to assist 1.7 million children across the country under the age of five.
North Korean nurses sing and play the accordion while children dance during an event to start a campaign to give Vitamin A supplements and deworming pills to children at a nursery school in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Child Health Day, Monday, May 20, 2013. UNICEF and North Korean government agencies are collaborating in the campaign to assist 1.7 million children across the country under the age of five.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenNorth Korean nurses give Vitamin A supplements and deworming pills to children dressed in their best outfits at an elite nursery school in Pyongyang, North Korea.
North Korean nurses give Vitamin A supplements and deworming pills to children dressed in their best outfits at an elite nursery school in Pyongyang, North Korea.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenNorth Koreans pass by the outer wall of a construction site where a propaganda billboard depicts the launch of North Korean rockets in Pyongyang, North Korea. The billboard reads: "Lets open up an era to a strong economic country."
North Koreans pass by the outer wall of a construction site where a propaganda billboard depicts the launch of North Korean rockets in Pyongyang, North Korea. The billboard reads: "Lets open up an era to a strong economic country."  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenNorth Koreans play a board game inside a sauna at the Haedanghwa Health Complex in Pyongyang, North Korea, Sunday, May 19, 2013. The newly opened complex houses a cooking school, multiple banquet rooms, swimming and wading pools, a billiards room and other spa and recreational facilities.
North Koreans play a board game inside a sauna at the Haedanghwa Health Complex in Pyongyang, North Korea, Sunday, May 19, 2013. The newly opened complex houses a cooking school, multiple banquet rooms, swimming and wading pools, a billiards room and other spa and recreational facilities.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenNorth Korean swimmers enter a waterfall wading pool inside the Haedanghwa Health Complex in Pyongyang, North Korea.
North Korean swimmers enter a waterfall wading pool inside the Haedanghwa Health Complex in Pyongyang, North Korea.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenWearing gym-provided workout clothing, North Koreans rest near the gym at the Haedanghwa Health Complex in Pyongyang, North Korea.
Wearing gym-provided workout clothing, North Koreans rest near the gym at the Haedanghwa Health Complex in Pyongyang, North Korea.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenPortraits of the late North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung, left, and Kim Jong Il hang on the outside of a building in central Pyongyang, North Korea, on Saturday, May 18, 2013.
Portraits of the late North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung, left, and Kim Jong Il hang on the outside of a building in central Pyongyang, North Korea, on Saturday, May 18, 2013.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenNorth Korean soldiers and civilians pose for photos April 25 as they tour the grounds of Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, the mausoleum in Pyongyang where the bodies of former leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il lie embalmed. Last month, North Korea marked the 81st anniversary of the founding of its military, which began as an anti-Japanese militia and now has an estimated 1.2 million troops.
North Korean soldiers and civilians pose for photos April 25 as they tour the grounds of Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, the mausoleum in Pyongyang where the bodies of former leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il lie embalmed. Last month, North Korea marked the 81st anniversary of the founding of its military, which began as an anti-Japanese militia and now has an estimated 1.2 million troops.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenNorth Korean soldiers tour the park surrounding Kumsusan Palace of the Sun.
North Korean soldiers tour the park surrounding Kumsusan Palace of the Sun.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenNorth Korean army Col. Kim Chang Jun stands behind field binoculars on a hilltop overlooking the Demilitarized Zone, south of Kaesong, North Korea, on April 24.
North Korean army Col. Kim Chang Jun stands behind field binoculars on a hilltop overlooking the Demilitarized Zone, south of Kaesong, North Korea, on April 24.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenA boy walks along a path in front of a village south of Kaesong, North Korea.
A boy walks along a path in front of a village south of Kaesong, North Korea.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenA North Korean boy rides in a bicycle basket on a road north of Kaesong, North Korea.
A North Korean boy rides in a bicycle basket on a road north of Kaesong, North Korea.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenA North Korean boy on rollerblades is pulled by a woman on a bicycle on a road south of Kaesong, North Korea and north of the demilitarized zone which separates the two Koreas.
A North Korean boy on rollerblades is pulled by a woman on a bicycle on a road south of Kaesong, North Korea and north of the demilitarized zone which separates the two Koreas.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenA North Korean man checks his bicycle next to a propaganda billboard in Kaesong, North Korea.
A North Korean man checks his bicycle next to a propaganda billboard in Kaesong, North Korea.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenNorth Korean soldiers ride in the top of a military truck on a road in Kaesong, North Korea. For weeks, North Korea has threatened to attack the U.S. and South Korea for holding joint military drills and for supporting U.N. sanctions. Washington and Seoul officials said they've seen no evidence that Pyongyang is actually preparing for a major conflict, though South Korean defense officials said the North appears prepared to test-fire a medium-range missile.
North Korean soldiers ride in the top of a military truck on a road in Kaesong, North Korea. For weeks, North Korea has threatened to attack the U.S. and South Korea for holding joint military drills and for supporting U.N. sanctions. Washington and Seoul officials said they've seen no evidence that Pyongyang is actually preparing for a major conflict, though South Korean defense officials said the North appears prepared to test-fire a medium-range missile.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenNorth Korean farmers work in a field inside the Demilitarized Zone at Panmunjom, North Korea.
North Korean farmers work in a field inside the Demilitarized Zone at Panmunjom, North Korea.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenA North Korean traffic policeman stands at an intersection in Kaesong, North Korea on April 23.
A North Korean traffic policeman stands at an intersection in Kaesong, North Korea on April 23.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenNorth Koreans walk bicycles along a street in Kaesong, North Korea.
North Koreans walk bicycles along a street in Kaesong, North Korea.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenNorth Korean children walk in front of an apartment block in Kaesong, North Korea.
North Korean children walk in front of an apartment block in Kaesong, North Korea.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenNorth Korean soldiers stand on steps overlooking the border village of Panmunjom, North Korea.
North Korean soldiers stand on steps overlooking the border village of Panmunjom, North Korea.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenA painting, depicting North Korean soldiers ambushing and killing U.S. troops hangs on a gallery wall at an art exhibition Friday in Pyongyang.
A painting, depicting North Korean soldiers ambushing and killing U.S. troops hangs on a gallery wall at an art exhibition Friday in Pyongyang.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenA North Korean boy practices his lines -- "Our country is the greatest in the world" -- as he is filmed by a local television crew at an exhibition of traditional calligraphy in Pyongyang.
A North Korean boy practices his lines -- "Our country is the greatest in the world" -- as he is filmed by a local television crew at an exhibition of traditional calligraphy in Pyongyang.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenNorth Korean children perform in front of an image of weapons and bayonetsat Mangyongdae Children's Palace in Pyongyang.
North Korean children perform in front of an image of weapons and bayonetsat Mangyongdae Children's Palace in Pyongyang.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenChildren practice a musical performance at Mangyongdae Children's Palace.
Children practice a musical performance at Mangyongdae Children's Palace.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenA guide stands in a waiting room at Mangyongdae Children's Palace in Pyongyang. Portraits in the background show North Korea's late leaders Kim Il Sung, left, and Kim Jong Il.
A guide stands in a waiting room at Mangyongdae Children's Palace in Pyongyang. Portraits in the background show North Korea's late leaders Kim Il Sung, left, and Kim Jong Il.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenChildren work at easels during a drawing class at Mangyongdae Children's Palace.
Children work at easels during a drawing class at Mangyongdae Children's Palace.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenA North Korean soldier plows a field on the outskirts of Pyongyang.
A North Korean soldier plows a field on the outskirts of Pyongyang.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenNorth Koreans walk along a sidewalk in Pyongyang.
North Koreans walk along a sidewalk in Pyongyang.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenA North Korean soldier walks through a parking lot as workers paint a building block across the street in Pyongyang.
A North Korean soldier walks through a parking lot as workers paint a building block across the street in Pyongyang.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenA North Korean soldier guarding the entrance to Pyongyang's Kumsusan mausoleum, where the bodies of the late leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il lie embalmed, looks back through the doors of the main gate Monday, April 15, 2013. North Koreans turned out on Monday to mark the 101st birthday of Kim Il Sung.
A North Korean soldier guarding the entrance to Pyongyang's Kumsusan mausoleum, where the bodies of the late leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il lie embalmed, looks back through the doors of the main gate Monday, April 15, 2013. North Koreans turned out on Monday to mark the 101st birthday of Kim Il Sung.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenA North Korean man misses the turn and loses control of his go cart on a track at the Fun Fair in Pyongyang on Tuesday, April 16, 2013.
A North Korean man misses the turn and loses control of his go cart on a track at the Fun Fair in Pyongyang on Tuesday, April 16, 2013.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenA North Korean child covers the eyes of her father as she sits on his shoulders watching mass folk dancing in front of Pyongyang Indoor Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea. Oblivious to international tensions over a possible North Korean missile launch, Pyongyang residents spilled into the streets Monday to celebrate a major national holiday, the birthday of their first leader, Kim Il Sung.
A North Korean child covers the eyes of her father as she sits on his shoulders watching mass folk dancing in front of Pyongyang Indoor Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea. Oblivious to international tensions over a possible North Korean missile launch, Pyongyang residents spilled into the streets Monday to celebrate a major national holiday, the birthday of their first leader, Kim Il Sung.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenNorth Korean commuters ride on a city trolley bus in Pyongyang.
North Korean commuters ride on a city trolley bus in Pyongyang.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenMarathon runners pass by a long row of North Korean soldiers as they cross a bridge in Pyongyang on Sunday, April 14, 2013. North Korea hosted the 26th Mangyongdae Prize Marathon to mark the April 15, 2013 birthday of the late leader Kim Il Sung.
Marathon runners pass by a long row of North Korean soldiers as they cross a bridge in Pyongyang on Sunday, April 14, 2013. North Korea hosted the 26th Mangyongdae Prize Marathon to mark the April 15, 2013 birthday of the late leader Kim Il Sung.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenA North Korean woman walks past the outer wall of a construction site where a propaganda billboard depicting the launch of North Korean rockets in Pyongyang, North Korea. The billboard reads: "Lets open up an era to a strong economic country."
A North Korean woman walks past the outer wall of a construction site where a propaganda billboard depicting the launch of North Korean rockets in Pyongyang, North Korea. The billboard reads: "Lets open up an era to a strong economic country."  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenNorth Korean children hold up red scarves to be tied around their necks during an induction ceremony into the Korean Children's Union, the first political organization for North Koreans, held at a stadium in Pyongyang on Friday, April 12, 2013.
North Korean children hold up red scarves to be tied around their necks during an induction ceremony into the Korean Children's Union, the first political organization for North Koreans, held at a stadium in Pyongyang on Friday, April 12, 2013.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenNorth Koreans dance together beneath a mosaic painting of the late leader Kim Il Sung during a mass folk dancing gathering in Pyongyang Thursday, April 11, 2013, to mark the anniversary of the first of many titles of power given to leader Kim Jong Un after the death of his father Kim Jong Il.
North Koreans dance together beneath a mosaic painting of the late leader Kim Il Sung during a mass folk dancing gathering in Pyongyang Thursday, April 11, 2013, to mark the anniversary of the first of many titles of power given to leader Kim Jong Un after the death of his father Kim Jong Il.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenA North Korean man pushes a bicycle up a hill on the outskirts of Pyongyang.
A North Korean man pushes a bicycle up a hill on the outskirts of Pyongyang.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenNorth Korean man drives a small tractor in central Pyongyang, North Korea.
North Korean man drives a small tractor in central Pyongyang, North Korea.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenNorth Korean pedestrians walk on a sidewalk past a large nationalist painting in Pyongyang, North Korea.
North Korean pedestrians walk on a sidewalk past a large nationalist painting in Pyongyang, North Korea.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenNorth Korean children carrying brooms walk on a sidewalk in Pyongyang on their way to help tidy up the area around bronze statues of the late leaders as the capital city prepares to mark the April 15 birthday of its founder Kim Il Sung.
North Korean children carrying brooms walk on a sidewalk in Pyongyang on their way to help tidy up the area around bronze statues of the late leaders as the capital city prepares to mark the April 15 birthday of its founder Kim Il Sung.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenA North Korean soldier passes by roadside propaganda depicting a North Korean soldier killing a U.S. soldier in Pyongyang. The poster reads in Korean "Life or Death Battle. Merciless Punishment to U.S. Imperialists and Puppet Traitors."
A North Korean soldier passes by roadside propaganda depicting a North Korean soldier killing a U.S. soldier in Pyongyang. The poster reads in Korean "Life or Death Battle. Merciless Punishment to U.S. Imperialists and Puppet Traitors."  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenAn apartment block stands among the buildings at dawn in central Pyongyang, North Korea, Wednesday, April 10, 2013.
An apartment block stands among the buildings at dawn in central Pyongyang, North Korea, Wednesday, April 10, 2013.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenReflected in the airport building glass, passengers disembark from North Korea's Air Koryo flight as they arrive at the Pyongyang International airport on Tuesday, April 9, 2013.
Reflected in the airport building glass, passengers disembark from North Korea's Air Koryo flight as they arrive at the Pyongyang International airport on Tuesday, April 9, 2013.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenNorth Korean soldiers march through Pyongyang, the North Korean capital, on March 16.
North Korean soldiers march through Pyongyang, the North Korean capital, on March 16.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenTwo North Korean boys hop a ride on the back of a city tram March 14 to cross a bridge in Pyongyang.
Two North Korean boys hop a ride on the back of a city tram March 14 to cross a bridge in Pyongyang.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenNorth Koreans select apples and oranges, imported from China, at a supermarket in Pyongyang on March 13.
North Koreans select apples and oranges, imported from China, at a supermarket in Pyongyang on March 13.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenA North Korean soldier works at a computer terminal under portraits of the late leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il inside the Grand People's Study House in Pyongyang on March 12.
A North Korean soldier works at a computer terminal under portraits of the late leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il inside the Grand People's Study House in Pyongyang on March 12.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenA bus is covered in camouflage netting in a parking lot of a building in Pyongyang on March 9.
A bus is covered in camouflage netting in a parking lot of a building in Pyongyang on March 9.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenA children's pop-up book, displayed by a teacher March 9 at at Kaeson Kindergarten in Pyongyang, depicts a U.S. soldier killing a Korean woman with a hatchet. For North Koreans, the systematic indoctrination of anti-Americanism starts as early as kindergarten.
A children's pop-up book, displayed by a teacher March 9 at at Kaeson Kindergarten in Pyongyang, depicts a U.S. soldier killing a Korean woman with a hatchet. For North Koreans, the systematic indoctrination of anti-Americanism starts as early as kindergarten.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenA North Korean girl readies a toy gun that fires rubber corks as she and others play a shooting game at a carnival March 8 at a park in Pyongyang.
A North Korean girl readies a toy gun that fires rubber corks as she and others play a shooting game at a carnival March 8 at a park in Pyongyang.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenA Mercedes rides along a street in central Pyongyang.  The U.N. Security Council responded swiftly to North Korea's Feb. 12 nuclear test by punishing the reclusive regime Thursday with new sanctions that target the communist nation's economy and leadership. Pyongyang responded with the threat of a pre-emptive nuclear strike on the United States.
A Mercedes rides along a street in central Pyongyang. The U.N. Security Council responded swiftly to North Korea's Feb. 12 nuclear test by punishing the reclusive regime Thursday with new sanctions that target the communist nation's economy and leadership. Pyongyang responded with the threat of a pre-emptive nuclear strike on the United States.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenAn image depicting a female North Korean soldier leading an attack is projected on a screen behind performers during a concert in Pyongyang marking International Women's Day. The text at the top of the screen reads,
An image depicting a female North Korean soldier leading an attack is projected on a screen behind performers during a concert in Pyongyang marking International Women's Day. The text at the top of the screen reads, "We are the General's female coastal artillery troops."  Jon Chol Jin, AP>FullscreenNorth Koreans rally March 7 at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang in support of a government statement Tuesday that vowed to cancel the 1953 cease-fire that ended the Korean War. The statement also  boasted of North Korea's ownership of
North Koreans rally March 7 at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang in support of a government statement Tuesday that vowed to cancel the 1953 cease-fire that ended the Korean War. The statement also boasted of North Korea's ownership of "lighter and smaller nukes" and its ability to execute "surgical strikes" meant to unify the divided Korean Peninsula.  Jon Chol Jin, AP>FullscreenNorth Koreans carry bundles on their backs as they cross a frozen lake north of the capital city of Pyongyang on Feb. 24.
North Koreans carry bundles on their backs as they cross a frozen lake north of the capital city of Pyongyang on Feb. 24.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenA North Korean woman sings karaoke at the Hyangsan Hotel at the foot of Mount Myohyang on Feb. 23.
A North Korean woman sings karaoke at the Hyangsan Hotel at the foot of Mount Myohyang on Feb. 23.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenNorth Koreans cross a railroad bridge over a riverbed south of Mount Myohyang, and north of the capital city of Pyongyang.
North Koreans cross a railroad bridge over a riverbed south of Mount Myohyang, and north of the capital city of Pyongyang.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenA North Korean traffic officer patrols a street Feb. 22 in central Pyongyang.
A North Korean traffic officer patrols a street Feb. 22 in central Pyongyang.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenA nurse looks out of a window at a neighborhood health clinic in Pyongyang.
A nurse looks out of a window at a neighborhood health clinic in Pyongyang.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenA North Korean man stands next to a tractor and wagon on the edge of a snow-covered field near the village of Ryongsan-ri, south of Pyongyang.
A North Korean man stands next to a tractor and wagon on the edge of a snow-covered field near the village of Ryongsan-ri, south of Pyongyang.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenPedestrians walk along a street Feb. 21 in central Pyongyang.
Pedestrians walk along a street Feb. 21 in central Pyongyang.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenA nurse comforts a baby at a nursery inside Pyongyang Maternity Hospital on Feb. 20.
A nurse comforts a baby at a nursery inside Pyongyang Maternity Hospital on Feb. 20.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenWell-wishers wave flower bouquets as buses carrying North Korean nuclear scientists and other officials pass by in Pyongyang. Scientists and other officials involved in the North's underground nuclear test on Feb. 12 arrived in the capital city Feb. 20 to a celebration.
Well-wishers wave flower bouquets as buses carrying North Korean nuclear scientists and other officials pass by in Pyongyang. Scientists and other officials involved in the North's underground nuclear test on Feb. 12 arrived in the capital city Feb. 20 to a celebration.  Jon Chol Jin, AP>FullscreenPhotos showing different hairstyles hang inside a barber shop in Pyongyang.
Photos showing different hairstyles hang inside a barber shop in Pyongyang.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenA 2013 calendar, showing a picture of North Korea's Unha-3 rocket, hangs inside a hair salon in Pyongyang.
A 2013 calendar, showing a picture of North Korea's Unha-3 rocket, hangs inside a hair salon in Pyongyang.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenA North Korean portrait photographer instructs soldiers to pose for a picture under a mosaic of the late leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il at an exhibition in Pyongyang on Feb. 17, where Kimjongilia flowers, named after Kim Jong Il, were on display.
A North Korean portrait photographer instructs soldiers to pose for a picture under a mosaic of the late leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il at an exhibition in Pyongyang on Feb. 17, where Kimjongilia flowers, named after Kim Jong Il, were on display.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenA North Korean woman, with a fake Kalashnikov rifle used in a theatrical performance, stands in front of the Pyongyang Grand Theatre waiting for a ride.
A North Korean woman, with a fake Kalashnikov rifle used in a theatrical performance, stands in front of the Pyongyang Grand Theatre waiting for a ride.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenSoldiers ride an escalator past a model of their country's Unha Rocket as they enter an exhibition in Pyongyang.
Soldiers ride an escalator past a model of their country's Unha Rocket as they enter an exhibition in Pyongyang.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenA musical performance is held in Pyongyang with the words
A musical performance is held in Pyongyang with the words "Let's strike the imperialists mercilessly with the same success we had carrying out the 3rd nuclear test" projected on a screen.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenSoldiers gather along a Pyongyang street during heavy snowfall.
Soldiers gather along a Pyongyang street during heavy snowfall.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenFemale North Korean traffic officers gather in Pyongyang near bronze statues of the late leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il to commemorate what would have been the 71st birthday of Kim Jong Il, who died Dec. 17, 2011.
Female North Korean traffic officers gather in Pyongyang near bronze statues of the late leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il to commemorate what would have been the 71st birthday of Kim Jong Il, who died Dec. 17, 2011.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenChildren play with the camera of an Associated Press photographer as people gather in front of bronze statues of the late leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il in Pyongyang on Feb. 16.
Children play with the camera of an Associated Press photographer as people gather in front of bronze statues of the late leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il in Pyongyang on Feb. 16.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenSoldiers lay flowers at the base of bronze statues of the late leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il.
Soldiers lay flowers at the base of bronze statues of the late leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenOfferings of flowers are lined up as North Koreans bow in front of bronze statues of their late leaders.
Offerings of flowers are lined up as North Koreans bow in front of bronze statues of their late leaders.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenPedestrians pass under a bridge in Pyongyang on Feb. 15.
Pedestrians pass under a bridge in Pyongyang on Feb. 15.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenCameramen use an elevated boom camera, left, and a older film camera to cover the opening ceremony of a figure skating exhibition in Pyongyang.
Cameramen use an elevated boom camera, left, and a older film camera to cover the opening ceremony of a figure skating exhibition in Pyongyang.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenNorth Koreans watch the opening ceremonies of a figure skating exhibition in Pyongyang. Hanging in the arena is a banner with the word "Peace" in English and Korean.
North Koreans watch the opening ceremonies of a figure skating exhibition in Pyongyang. Hanging in the arena is a banner with the word "Peace" in English and Korean.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenSynchronized swimmers perform at an exhibition in Pyongyang. The exhibition was one of the events commemorating what would have been Kim Jong Il's 71st birthday.
Synchronized swimmers perform at an exhibition in Pyongyang. The exhibition was one of the events commemorating what would have been Kim Jong Il's 71st birthday.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenNorth Koreans leave an ice skating rink after a figure skating exhibition.
North Koreans leave an ice skating rink after a figure skating exhibition.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenA poster showing a model of North Korea's Unha-3 Rocket hangs in the lobby of a hotel in Pyongyang in Feb. North Korea is upgrading one of its two major missile launch sites, apparently to handle much larger rockets.
A poster showing a model of North Korea's Unha-3 Rocket hangs in the lobby of a hotel in Pyongyang in Feb. North Korea is upgrading one of its two major missile launch sites, apparently to handle much larger rockets.  David Guttenfelder, AP>FullscreenNorth Koreans stand before a roadside mosaic of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il to pay their respects to the dead leaders. Kim Jong Il died in 2011, Kim Il Sung in 1994.
North Koreans stand before a roadside mosaic of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il to pay their respects to the dead leaders. Kim Jong Il died in 2011, Kim Il Sung in 1994.  David Guttenfelder, AP>Fullscreen

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    'Fire and Fury'

    After new U.N. sanctions were imposed on North Korea, the isolated nation said in a statement on Aug. 7: "The U.S.' villainous illegal actions against our country and people will be reciprocated by thousands-fold. If it thinks that it will be safe because it is across an ocean, there is no bigger misunderstanding than that."

    North Korea also threatened to fire missiles toward the U.S. territory of Guam, leading Trump to lash out: "North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States," he said on Aug. 8.

    Kim "has been very threatening beyond a normal state, and as I said, they will be met with fire and fury and frankly power, the likes of which this world has never seen before."

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