Edition:
United States
Pictures | Wed Apr 10, 2013 | 2:15pm EDT

North Korean propaganda

<p>Thousands of residents applaud at a square during the inauguration of a mosaic portrait of Kim Jong-il in Pyongyang, April 9, 2012. The banner reads, "Let us complete the Juche revolutionary cause under the leadership of the respected comrade Kim Jung-un!" REUTERS/Bobby Yip</p>

Thousands of residents applaud at a square during the inauguration of a mosaic portrait of Kim Jong-il in Pyongyang, April 9, 2012. The banner reads, "Let us complete the Juche revolutionary cause under the leadership of the respected comrade Kim...more

Thousands of residents applaud at a square during the inauguration of a mosaic portrait of Kim Jong-il in Pyongyang, April 9, 2012. The banner reads, "Let us complete the Juche revolutionary cause under the leadership of the respected comrade Kim Jung-un!" REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Close
1 / 28
<p>Members of the Mansudae Art Troupe take part in a music and dance performance, titled "Love the Country", at the East Pyongyang Grand Theatre on the occasion of the birth anniversary of North Korea's late leader Kim Jong-Il, February 16, 2013. REUTERS/KCNA</p>

Members of the Mansudae Art Troupe take part in a music and dance performance, titled "Love the Country", at the East Pyongyang Grand Theatre on the occasion of the birth anniversary of North Korea's late leader Kim Jong-Il, February 16, 2013....more

Members of the Mansudae Art Troupe take part in a music and dance performance, titled "Love the Country", at the East Pyongyang Grand Theatre on the occasion of the birth anniversary of North Korea's late leader Kim Jong-Il, February 16, 2013. REUTERS/KCNA

Close
2 / 28
<p>North Korean leader Kim Jong-un presides over an urgent operation meeting on the Korean People's Army Strategic Rocket Force's performance of duty for firepower strike at the Supreme Command in Pyongyang, March 29, 2013. The sign on the left reads, "Strategic force's plan to hit the mainland of the U.S.". REUTERS/KCNA</p>

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un presides over an urgent operation meeting on the Korean People's Army Strategic Rocket Force's performance of duty for firepower strike at the Supreme Command in Pyongyang, March 29, 2013. The sign on the left reads,...more

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un presides over an urgent operation meeting on the Korean People's Army Strategic Rocket Force's performance of duty for firepower strike at the Supreme Command in Pyongyang, March 29, 2013. The sign on the left reads, "Strategic force's plan to hit the mainland of the U.S.". REUTERS/KCNA

Close
3 / 28
<p>North Korean children play as the leave a train at a metro station in Pyongyang, August 27, 2007. 



REUTERS/Reinhard Krause</p>

North Korean children play as the leave a train at a metro station in Pyongyang, August 27, 2007. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause

North Korean children play as the leave a train at a metro station in Pyongyang, August 27, 2007. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause

Close
4 / 28
<p>The State Merited Chorus of North Korea play a performance titled "(North) Korea does what it is determined to do" for the deputies to the 7th session of the 12th Supreme People's Assembly of the North, at the People's Theatre in Pyongyang, April 1, 2013. REUTERS/KCNA</p>

The State Merited Chorus of North Korea play a performance titled "(North) Korea does what it is determined to do" for the deputies to the 7th session of the 12th Supreme People's Assembly of the North, at the People's Theatre in Pyongyang, April 1,...more

The State Merited Chorus of North Korea play a performance titled "(North) Korea does what it is determined to do" for the deputies to the 7th session of the 12th Supreme People's Assembly of the North, at the People's Theatre in Pyongyang, April 1, 2013. REUTERS/KCNA

Close
5 / 28
<p>North Koreans attend a wreath laying ceremony at the Mangyongdae Revolutionary School in Pyongyang on the occasion of birth anniversary of the late leader Kim Jong-Il, February 16, 2013. REUTERS/KCNA</p>

North Koreans attend a wreath laying ceremony at the Mangyongdae Revolutionary School in Pyongyang on the occasion of birth anniversary of the late leader Kim Jong-Il, February 16, 2013. REUTERS/KCNA

North Koreans attend a wreath laying ceremony at the Mangyongdae Revolutionary School in Pyongyang on the occasion of birth anniversary of the late leader Kim Jong-Il, February 16, 2013. REUTERS/KCNA

Close
6 / 28
<p>People take part in an oath-taking meeting before the statues of late North Korean leaders Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il on Mansudae Hill in Pyongyang, April 10, 2013. Sign reads: "Let's become faithful youth vanguard of our party!" REUTERS/KCNA</p>

People take part in an oath-taking meeting before the statues of late North Korean leaders Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il on Mansudae Hill in Pyongyang, April 10, 2013. Sign reads: "Let's become faithful youth vanguard of our party!" REUTERS/KCNA more

People take part in an oath-taking meeting before the statues of late North Korean leaders Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il on Mansudae Hill in Pyongyang, April 10, 2013. Sign reads: "Let's become faithful youth vanguard of our party!" REUTERS/KCNA

Close
7 / 28
<p>Synchronized swimmers perform during an event to celebrate the birth anniversary of North Korean late leader Kim Jong-il in Pyongyang, February 15, 2013. 

REUTERS/Kyodo</p>

Synchronized swimmers perform during an event to celebrate the birth anniversary of North Korean late leader Kim Jong-il in Pyongyang, February 15, 2013. REUTERS/Kyodo

Synchronized swimmers perform during an event to celebrate the birth anniversary of North Korean late leader Kim Jong-il in Pyongyang, February 15, 2013. REUTERS/Kyodo

Close
8 / 28
<p>North Koreans students use different colored cardboards to form a picture of a gun as background during the country's famed Arirang Mass Games at the May Day stadium in central Pyongyang, August 27, 2007. 


REUTERS/Reinhard Krause</p>

North Koreans students use different colored cardboards to form a picture of a gun as background during the country's famed Arirang Mass Games at the May Day stadium in central Pyongyang, August 27, 2007. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause

North Koreans students use different colored cardboards to form a picture of a gun as background during the country's famed Arirang Mass Games at the May Day stadium in central Pyongyang, August 27, 2007. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause

Close
9 / 28
<p>North Koreans carry flags and banners during an anti-South Korea rally in Pyongyang in this still image taken from video broadcast by North Korean state TV on March 4, 2012. The banners read," Let's wipe out (South Korean President) Lee Myung-Bak and his traitor group!" (bottom); and "Safeguard with our lives (for our leader Kim Jong-Un" (top R). REUTERS/KRT via REUTERS TV</p>

North Koreans carry flags and banners during an anti-South Korea rally in Pyongyang in this still image taken from video broadcast by North Korean state TV on March 4, 2012. The banners read," Let's wipe out (South Korean President) Lee Myung-Bak and...more

North Koreans carry flags and banners during an anti-South Korea rally in Pyongyang in this still image taken from video broadcast by North Korean state TV on March 4, 2012. The banners read," Let's wipe out (South Korean President) Lee Myung-Bak and his traitor group!" (bottom); and "Safeguard with our lives (for our leader Kim Jong-Un" (top R). REUTERS/KRT via REUTERS TV

Close
10 / 28
<p>Children from a North Korean elite performing arts school dance in front of an image of 'Dear Leader' Kim Jung-Il at the Mangyongdae Schoolchildren's Palace in Pyongyang, February 27, 2008. 



REUTERS/David Gray</p>

Children from a North Korean elite performing arts school dance in front of an image of 'Dear Leader' Kim Jung-Il at the Mangyongdae Schoolchildren's Palace in Pyongyang, February 27, 2008. REUTERS/David Gray

Children from a North Korean elite performing arts school dance in front of an image of 'Dear Leader' Kim Jung-Il at the Mangyongdae Schoolchildren's Palace in Pyongyang, February 27, 2008. REUTERS/David Gray

Close
11 / 28
<p>Members of an art group of the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan, perform during an event held to celebrate the birth anniversary of North Korea's late leader Kim Jong-il, at the Pyongyang Grand Theater in Pyongyang, February 13, 2013. REUTERS/KCNA</p>

Members of an art group of the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan, perform during an event held to celebrate the birth anniversary of North Korea's late leader Kim Jong-il, at the Pyongyang Grand Theater in Pyongyang, February 13, 2013....more

Members of an art group of the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan, perform during an event held to celebrate the birth anniversary of North Korea's late leader Kim Jong-il, at the Pyongyang Grand Theater in Pyongyang, February 13, 2013. REUTERS/KCNA

Close
12 / 28
<p>North Koreans attend a mass rally at Kim Il-sung square in Pyongyang, January 3, 2012. The banner reads, "Great leader, comrade Kim Il-sung, hurrah for revolutionary beliefs". 

REUTERS/Kyodo</p>

North Koreans attend a mass rally at Kim Il-sung square in Pyongyang, January 3, 2012. The banner reads, "Great leader, comrade Kim Il-sung, hurrah for revolutionary beliefs". REUTERS/Kyodo

North Koreans attend a mass rally at Kim Il-sung square in Pyongyang, January 3, 2012. The banner reads, "Great leader, comrade Kim Il-sung, hurrah for revolutionary beliefs". REUTERS/Kyodo

Close
13 / 28
<p>An anti-American poster in Pyongyang, August 27, 2007.



REUTERS/Reinhard Krause</p>

An anti-American poster in Pyongyang, August 27, 2007. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause

An anti-American poster in Pyongyang, August 27, 2007. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause

Close
14 / 28
<p>North Koreans listen to a tour guide in front of a diorama showing a scene from the Korean War at the war museum in Pyongyang, August 28, 2007. 



REUTERS/Reinhard Krause</p>

North Koreans listen to a tour guide in front of a diorama showing a scene from the Korean War at the war museum in Pyongyang, August 28, 2007. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause

North Koreans listen to a tour guide in front of a diorama showing a scene from the Korean War at the war museum in Pyongyang, August 28, 2007. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause

Close
15 / 28
<p>A view of portraits of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jung-Il surrounded by orchids in Pyongyang, May 4, 2007. 



REUTERS/Nora Stribrna</p>

A view of portraits of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jung-Il surrounded by orchids in Pyongyang, May 4, 2007. REUTERS/Nora Stribrna

A view of portraits of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jung-Il surrounded by orchids in Pyongyang, May 4, 2007. REUTERS/Nora Stribrna

Close
16 / 28
<p>North Koreans dance in front of the Monument to the Foundation of the Workers&rsquo; Party in Pyongyang as they celebrate the 20th anniversary of late leader Kim Jong-il's election as chairman of North Korea's National Defence Commission, April 9, 2013. REUTERS/KCNA</p>

North Koreans dance in front of the Monument to the Foundation of the Workers’ Party in Pyongyang as they celebrate the 20th anniversary of late leader Kim Jong-il's election as chairman of North Korea's National Defence Commission, April 9,...more

North Koreans dance in front of the Monument to the Foundation of the Workers’ Party in Pyongyang as they celebrate the 20th anniversary of late leader Kim Jong-il's election as chairman of North Korea's National Defence Commission, April 9, 2013. REUTERS/KCNA

Close
17 / 28
<p>North Korean workers at the Chollima Steel Complex celebrate North Korea's nuclear test, February 13, 2013. The Korean characters on the sign read,"Success of the third underground nuclear test". 
REUTERS/KCNA</p>

North Korean workers at the Chollima Steel Complex celebrate North Korea's nuclear test, February 13, 2013. The Korean characters on the sign read,"Success of the third underground nuclear test". REUTERS/KCNA

North Korean workers at the Chollima Steel Complex celebrate North Korea's nuclear test, February 13, 2013. The Korean characters on the sign read,"Success of the third underground nuclear test". REUTERS/KCNA

Close
18 / 28
<p>North Koreans attend the 17th Kimjongilia Festival opened to mark the birth anniversary of the North's late leader Kim Jong-il, which falls on February 16, in Pyongyang, February 14, 2013. N

REUTERS/KCNA</p>

North Koreans attend the 17th Kimjongilia Festival opened to mark the birth anniversary of the North's late leader Kim Jong-il, which falls on February 16, in Pyongyang, February 14, 2013. N REUTERS/KCNA

North Koreans attend the 17th Kimjongilia Festival opened to mark the birth anniversary of the North's late leader Kim Jong-il, which falls on February 16, in Pyongyang, February 14, 2013. N REUTERS/KCNA

Close
19 / 28
<p>North Korean soldiers, officials and people participate in the Pyongyang People's Rally to a second nuclear test, at the Pyongyang Gym, May 26, 2009. The sign at left reads: "Hurray for the great victory of the military first politics!", and the Korean characters on a red propaganda sign read: " Let's arm ourselves more thoroughly with revolutionary ideology of the great leader Kim Il-sung comrade!" 



REUTERS/KCNA</p>

North Korean soldiers, officials and people participate in the Pyongyang People's Rally to a second nuclear test, at the Pyongyang Gym, May 26, 2009. The sign at left reads: "Hurray for the great victory of the military first politics!", and the...more

North Korean soldiers, officials and people participate in the Pyongyang People's Rally to a second nuclear test, at the Pyongyang Gym, May 26, 2009. The sign at left reads: "Hurray for the great victory of the military first politics!", and the Korean characters on a red propaganda sign read: " Let's arm ourselves more thoroughly with revolutionary ideology of the great leader Kim Il-sung comrade!" REUTERS/KCNA

Close
20 / 28
<p>People participate in a rally at the Kim Il-sung plaza in Pyongyang, January 5, 2009. The banner reads,"Let's completely accomplish the combatant tasks cited in this year's joint editorials (of national publications for the new year)!". 



REUTERS/KCNA</p>

People participate in a rally at the Kim Il-sung plaza in Pyongyang, January 5, 2009. The banner reads,"Let's completely accomplish the combatant tasks cited in this year's joint editorials (of national publications for the new year)!"....more

People participate in a rally at the Kim Il-sung plaza in Pyongyang, January 5, 2009. The banner reads,"Let's completely accomplish the combatant tasks cited in this year's joint editorials (of national publications for the new year)!". REUTERS/KCNA

Close
21 / 28
<p>North Korean policemen stand under a bridge with the slogan "Long live the great juche (self-reliance) idea" in Pyongyang, August 27, 2007. 



REUTERS/Reinhard Krause</p>

North Korean policemen stand under a bridge with the slogan "Long live the great juche (self-reliance) idea" in Pyongyang, August 27, 2007. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause

North Korean policemen stand under a bridge with the slogan "Long live the great juche (self-reliance) idea" in Pyongyang, August 27, 2007. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause

Close
22 / 28
<p>Books about the late North Korean leaders Kim Jong-il and his father Kim Il-sung for sale at a hotel bookstore in central Pyongyang, October 24, 2008. 



REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak</p>

Books about the late North Korean leaders Kim Jong-il and his father Kim Il-sung for sale at a hotel bookstore in central Pyongyang, October 24, 2008. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak

Books about the late North Korean leaders Kim Jong-il and his father Kim Il-sung for sale at a hotel bookstore in central Pyongyang, October 24, 2008. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak

Close
23 / 28
<p>North Koreans bow in tribute in front of a portrait of Kim Jong-il's mother Kim Jung-sook at Mount Kumgang, February 16, 2008. 



REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won</p>

North Koreans bow in tribute in front of a portrait of Kim Jong-il's mother Kim Jung-sook at Mount Kumgang, February 16, 2008. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won

North Koreans bow in tribute in front of a portrait of Kim Jong-il's mother Kim Jung-sook at Mount Kumgang, February 16, 2008. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won

Close
24 / 28
<p>North Korean soldiers, officials and people participate in the Pyongyang People's Rally to celebrate a second nuclear test at the Pyongyang Gym, May 26, 2009. The Korean characters on a red propaganda sign (top) read: "Let's arm ourselves more thoroughly with revolutionary ideology of the great leader Kim Il-sung comrade!" 



REUTERS/KCNA</p>

North Korean soldiers, officials and people participate in the Pyongyang People's Rally to celebrate a second nuclear test at the Pyongyang Gym, May 26, 2009. The Korean characters on a red propaganda sign (top) read: "Let's arm ourselves more...more

North Korean soldiers, officials and people participate in the Pyongyang People's Rally to celebrate a second nuclear test at the Pyongyang Gym, May 26, 2009. The Korean characters on a red propaganda sign (top) read: "Let's arm ourselves more thoroughly with revolutionary ideology of the great leader Kim Il-sung comrade!" REUTERS/KCNA

Close
25 / 28
<p>North Koreans perform during the country's famed Arirang Mass Games at the May Day stadium in Pyongyang, August 27, 2007.  



REUTERS/Reinhard Krause</p>

North Koreans perform during the country's famed Arirang Mass Games at the May Day stadium in Pyongyang, August 27, 2007. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause

North Koreans perform during the country's famed Arirang Mass Games at the May Day stadium in Pyongyang, August 27, 2007. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause

Close
26 / 28
<p>North Koreans dance during celebrations to mark the 80th anniversary of the founding of the North Korean Youth League in Kim Il Sung square in Pyongyang, August 28, 2007. 



REUTERS/Reinhard Krause</p>

North Koreans dance during celebrations to mark the 80th anniversary of the founding of the North Korean Youth League in Kim Il Sung square in Pyongyang, August 28, 2007. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause

North Koreans dance during celebrations to mark the 80th anniversary of the founding of the North Korean Youth League in Kim Il Sung square in Pyongyang, August 28, 2007. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause

Close
27 / 28
<p>A woman walks in front of a monument to the late North Korean leader Kim Il Sung in Pyongyang, August 29, 2007. 



REUTERS/Reinhard Krause</p>

A woman walks in front of a monument to the late North Korean leader Kim Il Sung in Pyongyang, August 29, 2007. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause

A woman walks in front of a monument to the late North Korean leader Kim Il Sung in Pyongyang, August 29, 2007. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause

Close
28 / 28

Next Slideshows

Circus of the alley

Every Monday street performers in Sao Paulo gather in an alley to share tricks.

Apr 10 2013

Tiny dancers

Young ballet dancers audition to get into the School of American Ballet at Lincoln Center in New York.

Apr 08 2013

The hunting games

Photographer Michaela Rehle follows Ramona Pohl-Uebel, her father and one hundred other hunters as they take part in a driven hunt event at one of Germany's...

Apr 08 2013

Plight of the Roma

A look at Roma life around the world.

Apr 08 2013

MORE IN PICTURES

Photos of the week

Photos of the week

Our top photos of the week.

Sunken South Korean ferry raised

Sunken South Korean ferry raised

The Sewol ferry that sank nearly three years ago, killing 304 people, most of them children on a school trip, slowly emerges from a gray sea.

The scramble for healthcare bill votes

The scramble for healthcare bill votes

GOP lawmakers struggle to overcome differences as a dramatic vote on healthcare looms.

Flashback: Egypt's Arab Spring

Flashback: Egypt's Arab Spring

A look back at the Egypt uprising that led to the overthrow of president Mubarak in 2011. Mubarak, the first leader to face trial after the Arab Spring protests that swept the region, was freed after six years in detention.

Highlights from Tokyo Fashion Week

Highlights from Tokyo Fashion Week

Backstage and collection highlights from Tokyo.

Iraqi forces edge further into Mosul

Iraqi forces edge further into Mosul

Iraqi forces enter Mosul's Old City as Islamic State militants put up fierce resistance from the close-packed houses and narrow streets.

Mourning for London

Mourning for London

The world grieves after a deadly attack near parliament in London.

Peru reels from rainy season floods

Peru reels from rainy season floods

More than 80 people have been killed and 110,000 displaced in rain-related incidents in Peru since December, as the country waits for an end to an unusually brutal rainy season.

First 100 days of Trump

First 100 days of Trump

Major moments from the first days of the Trump administration.

Newer Slideshows Older Slideshows

Trending Collections

Pictures