North Korea holds mass celebration to mark key party congress

Fireworks explode over participants carrying torches during a torchlight procession in the capital's main ceremonial square, a day after the ruling Workers' Party of Korea party wrapped up its first congress in 36 years, in Pyongyang, North Korea May 10, 2016. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Fireworks explode over participants carrying torches during a torchlight procession in the capital's main ceremonial square, a day after the ruling Workers' Party of Korea party wrapped up its first congress in 36 years, in Pyongyang, North Korea. Reuters

Participants carry torches and a picture of former North Korean leader Kim Il Sung during a torchlight procession in the capital's main ceremonial square, a day after the ruling Workers' Party of Korea party wrapped up its first congress in 36 years, in Pyongyang, North Korea, May 10, 2016. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Participants carry torches and a picture of former North Korean leader Kim Il Sung during a torchlight procession in the capital's main ceremonial square. Reuters

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks during the Workers' Party Congress in Pyongyang May 7, 2016 in this handout photo provided by KCNA. KCNA/via REUTERS

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks during the Workers' Party Congress in Pyongyang. Reuters

A general view shows the Workers' Party Congress in Pyongyang May 7, 2016 in this handout photo provided by KCNA. KCNA/via REUTERS

A general view shows the Workers' Party Congress in Pyongyang. Reuters

Fireworks explode over participants in a mass dance in the capital's main ceremonial square, a day after the ruling Workers' Party of Korea party wrapped up its first congress in 36 years, in Pyongyang, North Korea, May 10, 2016. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Fireworks explode over participants in a mass dance in the capital's main ceremonial square, a day after the ruling Workers' Party of Korea party wrapped up its first congress in 36 years, in Pyongyang. Reuters

People participate in a mass dance in the capital's main ceremonial square, a day after the ruling Workers' Party of Korea party wrapped up its first congress in 36 years, in Pyongyang, North Korea, May 10, 2016. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

People participate in a mass dance in the capital's main ceremonial square. Reuters

People participate in a mass dance in the capital's main ceremonial square, a day after the ruling Workers' Party of Korea party wrapped up its first congress in 36 years, in Pyongyang, North Korea, May 10, 2016. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

People participate in a mass dance in the capital's main ceremonial square. Reuters

People participate in a mass dance in the capital's main ceremonial square, a day after the ruling Workers' Party of Korea party wrapped up its first congress in 36 years, in Pyongyang, North Korea, May 10, 2016. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

People participate in a mass dance in the capital's main ceremonial square, a day after the ruling Workers' Party of Korea party wrapped up its first congress in 36 years. Reuters


Updated Date: May 11, 2016 11:56 AM

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