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A woman and her daughter their respects at statues of North Korea founder Kim Il Sung (L) and late leader Kim Jong Il in Pyongyang

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A woman and her daughter their respects at statues of North Korea founder Kim Il Sung (L) and late leader Kim Jong Il in Pyongyang. Picture REUTERS/Damir Sagolj 

North Korean traffic police women chat next to a residential building while off duty Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016, in Pyongyang, North Korea.

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North Korean traffic police women chat next to a residential building while off duty in Pyongyang, North Korea. Photo Wong Maye-E/AP

A North Korean traffic police woman monitors vehicles and pedestrians along a busy street corner on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, in Pyongyang, North Korea

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A traffic police woman monitors vehicles and pedestrians along a busy street corner in Pyongyang, North Korea

South Korean soldiers wear North Korea's military uniforms and hold North Korea's flags, acting as North Korean soldiers, as they take part in a re-enactment the battle of the Korean war during a commemorative war victory event to mark the 66th anniversary of the the Korean war

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South Korean soldiers wear North Korea’s military uniforms and hold North Korea’s flags, acting as North Korean soldiers, as they take part in a re-enactment the battle of the Korean war during a commemorative war victory event to mark the 66th anniversary of the Korean war

A group of North Korean workers and a child walk to pay their respects to late North Korean leader Kim Il-Sung on the anniversary of his death, outside the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun mausoleum in Pyongyang

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A group of North Korean workers and a child walk to pay their respects to late North Korean leader Kim Il-Sung on the anniversary of his death, outside the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun mausoleum in Pyongyang

North Koreans push their bicycles past giant portraits of the late North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il at the end of a work day on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, in Wonsan, North Korea.

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North Koreans push their bicycles past giant portraits of the late North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il at the end of a work day

People react as they see North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a mass rally and parade in the capital's main ceremonial square, a day after the ruling party wrapped up its first congress in 36 years by elevating him to party chairman, in Pyongyang, North Korea, May 10, 2016.

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People react as they see North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a mass rally and parade in the capital’s main ceremonial square, a day after the ruling party wrapped up its first congress in 36 years by elevating him to party chairman, in Pyongyang, North Korea today.

A woman works at the Kim Jong Suk Pyongyang textile mill during a government organised visit for foreign reporters in Pyongyang, North Korea May 9, 2016.

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A woman works at the Kim Jong Suk Pyongyang textile mill during a government organised visit for foreign reporters in Pyongyang, North Korea today.

North Korean men and women carry bouquets of decorative flowers as they wait at the Kim Il Sung Square

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North Korean men and women carry bouquets of decorative flowers as they wait at the Kim Il Sung Square

Girls perform on the stage of the Mangyongdae Children's Palace in central Pyongyang, North Korea May 5, 2016

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Girls perform on the stage of the Mangyongdae Children’s Palace in central Pyongyang, North Korea today

A North Korean soldier keeps watch on the south at the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarised zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas, South Korea, August 11, 2015. South Korea's military on Monday threatened retaliation against North Korea after accusing the North of planting land mines inside the Demilitarised Zone border that wounded two soldiers last week, in what it called a cowardly act of provocation.

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A North Korean soldier keeps watch on the south at the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarised zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas, South Korea today. South Korea’s military on Monday threatened retaliation against North Korea after accusing the North of planting land mines inside the Demilitarised Zone border that wounded two soldiers last week, in what it called a cowardly act of provocation

A North Korean soldier watches 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

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A North Korean soldier watches as fireworks explode, today in Pyongyang, North Korea as part of celebrations for the 62nd anniversary of the armistice that ended the Korean War. 

North Koreans bow in front of bronze statues of the late leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il at Munsu Hill, 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.

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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.

A monk prays before anti-North Korea activists holding placards in support of US Ambassador to Seoul Mark Lippert, during a rally in Seoul on March 6, 2015. South Korea has reacted with shock and a little shame to a violent knife attack on Lippert that jarred harshly with the image of a largely safe, well-ordered society.

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A monk prays before anti-North Korea activists holding placards in support of Mark Lippert, US Ambassador to Seoul, during a rally in Seoul. South Korea has reacted with shock after Mr Lippert was attacked by a knife-wielding assailant. The attack has jarred harshly with the image of a largely safe, well-ordered society.

A South Korean soldier bows during a fourth anniversary event marking the bombing of Yeongpyeong island by North Korea in 2010.

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A South Korean soldier bows during a fourth anniversary event marking the bombing of Yeongpyeong island by North Korea in 2010.

A North Korean soldier looks through binoculars along the banks of the Yalu River near the North Korean town of Sinuiju, opposite the Chinese border city of Dandong...A North Korean soldier looks through binoculars along the banks of the Yalu River near the North Korean town of Sinuiju, opposite the Chinese border city of Dandong, September 8, 2014.

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A North Korean soldier looks through binoculars along the banks of the Yalu River near the North Korean town of Sinuiju, opposite the Chinese border city of Dandong

North Korean men cycle in the rain past homes built for farmers at the Mangyongdae Cooperative Farm, Wednesday, July 30, 2014 in Pyongyang, North Korea. As the planting season ends and the rainy season begins, North Koreans are girding for the possibility of floods, which, after weeks of drought, have already caused some damage across wide swaths of the nation.

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North Korean men cycle in the rain past homes built for farmers at the Mangyongdae Cooperative Farm on Wednesday in Pyongyang, North Korea. As the planting season ends and the rainy season begins, North Koreans are preparing for the possibility of floods

A female North Korean soldier uses her mobile phone next to a sentry on the banks of the Yalu River, near the North Korean town of Sinuiju, opposite the Chinese border city of Dandong.

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A soldier uses her mobile phone next to a sentry box on the banks of the Yalu River, near the town of Sinuiju, North Korea, opposite the Chinese border city of Dandong

North Korean female soldiers prepare to take a commemorative photograph in front of a flower exhibition featuring North Korea's late founder Kim Il Sung in Pyongyang

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Female North Korean soldiers prepare to take a commemorative photograph in front of a flower exhibition featuring North Korea’s late founder Kim Il Sung in Pyongyang

Amphibious assault vehicles of the South Korean Marine Corps throw smoke bombs as they move to land on shore during a U.S.-South Korea joint landing operation drill in Pohang...Amphibious assault vehicles of the South Korean Marine Corps throw smoke bombs as they move to land on shore during a U.S.-South Korea joint landing operation drill in Pohang March 31, 2014. The drill is part of the two countries' annual military training called Foal Eagle, which began on February 24 and runs until April 18.  North Korea declared a no-sail warning on Monday for areas off its west coast near a disputed border with South Korea and has notified the South that it will conduct firing drills, a South Korean government official said. The warning comes amid heightened tensions surrounding the North after the U.N. Security Council condemned Pyongyang for its mid-range missile launches last week, just as the leaders of South Korea, Japan and the United States met to discuss the North's arms programme.

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Amphibious assault vehicles of the South Korean Marine Corps throw smoke bombs as they land onshore during a US-South Korea joint landing operation drill in Pohang. The drill is part of the two countries’ annual military training called Foal Eagle, which began on February 24 and runs until April 18.