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Photos: Life in North Korea

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  1. Performers make the shape of the map of the Korean Peninsula as people in the stands holding cards create a scene depicting the reunification of the two Koreas at Rungnado May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Aug. 6, 2007. The event is the largest choreographed gymnastics display in the world, with more than 100,000 dancers taking part. The stadium seats 150,000. (Elizabeth Dalziel / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. Two women prepare to bow before the statue of late North Korean leader Kim Il Sung on Mansu Hill in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Aug. 5, 2007. (Elizabeth Dalziel / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. A North Korean sailor poses for a snapshot Aug. 5, 2007, with Chinese tourists aboard the USS Pueblo in Pyongyang, North Korea. The spy ship was boarded and seized by North Korea in 1968 and its crew held prisoner for 11 months in a tense Cold War crisis. (Elizabeth Dalziel / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. People enjoy a day at the beach in Nampho, North Korea, about 30 miles southwest of Pyongyang, on Aug. 5, 2007. (Elizabeth Dalziel / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. A man looks down from the balcony of his apartment in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Aug. 5, 2007. (Elizabeth Dalziel / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. Commuters make their way through a subway station in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Aug. 7, 2007. (Elizabeth Dalziel / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. A few vehicles and a lone cyclist travel along a road on the outskirts of Pyongyang, North Korea, on Aug. 5, 2007. Roads almost free of privately owned vehicles are a common sight in the country. (Elizabeth Dalziel / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
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Video: North Korean leader gets married

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    >>> in charge! the big news you would have learned today is you have a new first lady. put it another way kim jong -un is off the market. he went and got married and korean state-run tv today announced the happy union and it came out of nowhere. our chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell has the story.

    >> reporter: imagine a combination of kate middleton and princess grace . the young heir to a political dynasty married the glamorous pop star . but this is the kingdom, instead of a pomp and circumstance of a royal wedding , here is how north korean television shouted the news of the happy couple. the new first lady of north korea ri sol ju, seen at the side of greater leader kim jong -un visiting school children today and saluting the military, even though he recently fired his top general. until today's announcement she was a well dressed mystery woman accompany's kim to a performance of mickey mouse and on an island pleasure ground, pyongyang's version of an amusement park . leaders rarely reveal personal life . while today's announcement while not a missile launch took the u.s. by surprise.

    >> to my knowledge, i don't think we were invited to the wedding nor did we have any advance information.

    >> reporter: what does it mean north korea 's version of " access hollywood " is featuring glamorous images of the newlyweds.

    >> on the surface it's kind of fun and musing. the young leader has a wife. they are going to make little kims. that's all wonderful. in the end the bigger problems still remain.

    >> reporter: for now the regime is trying to show a modern face and create a new personality with the young leader and his new wife. andrea mitchell , nbc news, washington.

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