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Back to school in Pyongyang

8:34pm EDT - 01:07

North Korea schools hold ceremonies to welcome new students at the start of the school year. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: North Korea marked a new school year for students on Wednesday (April 1), state media KCNA said. Footage that was filmed by KCNA, which could not be verified by Reuters, showed a ceremony welcoming new students at Pyongyang Secondary School No.1 on Wednesday. The new students attended the first class of the semester as their parents watched on at the back of the classroom. KCNA said similar ceremonies took place at all the universities, colleges, secondary and primary schools throughout the country on Wednesday morning. KCNA added that North Korea started the 12-year compulsory schooling in 2014. It consists of one year of kindergarten, five years of primary school, three years of junior secondary school and three years of senior secondary school.

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Back to school in Pyongyang

8:34pm EDT - 01:07