North Korea to stage military parade and mass games

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Gymnasts jumping in front of taekwondo fighters in 2012 Arirang Games

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Human pixels creating a huge mosaic picture at the 2012 games

North Korea is preparing to stage a military parade this weekend along with its first mass games in five years to mark its 70th anniversary.

The parade will be closely watched for clues about North Korea’s weapons arsenal and professed commitment to denuclearisation.

A large display of ballistic missiles would be widely seen as provocative.

The Arirang Mass Games, meanwhile, are an elaborate propaganda spectacle with enormous co-ordinated displays.

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