Sep 26 2010

POTD: Arirang Mass Games performers

by in Asia, North Korea, Photo of the Day

north korea mass games

Schoolchildren perform at the Arirang Mass Games in Pyongyang, North Korea. What exactly are the mass games? Well, take 100,000 North Koreans, place them in the largest stadium in the world, add some perfectly choreographed gymnastics, dancing, singing, and a heavy dose of propaganda, and the end result is a massive show glorifying the achievements of North Korea and its eternal President, Kim Il-Sung. It’s also a huge money-maker for the North Korean regime, as tourists from all over the world such as myself fly to Pyongyang to witness this spectacle.

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2 Responses to POTD: Arirang Mass Games performers

  1. From Roger McCarthy:

    Seen this:

    I am strangely reminded of those idyllic scenes of Saddam Hussein’s Iraq in that Michael Moore film….

    Posted on September 27, 2010 at 10:16 am #
  2. From Lindsay:

    Cool photos. I hadn’t seen those ones.

    Posted on September 28, 2010 at 9:00 pm #
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