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Pyongyang Postcards: North Korea Prepares for Holiday as Tensions Escalate
North Korea is preparing to mark the 105th anniversary of the birth of the state founder Kim Il Sung on Saturday.
A man mows grass under portraits of North Korean founder Kim Il Sung, left, and his son, Kim Jong Il, as people rehearse for an upcoming parade in Kim Il Sung Square in central Pyongyang on April 12.
North Korea has invited foreign media to cover celebrations this week of the 105th birth anniversary on April 15 of founding president Kim Il Sung, the grandfather of current leader Kim Jong Un.
Girls wearing traditional dresses hug each other while waiting for their friends in front of Kim Il Sung Square on April 12.
Tensions on the Korean peninsula mounted this week as the White House said President Donald Trump has put North Korea "clearly on notice" over the possibility of a new weapons test.
North Korea remains technically at war with the United States and its ally South Korea after the 1950-1953 Korean conflict ended in a truce, not a peace treaty.
North Korean students participate in a mass dance event on April 9 to mark late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il's election in 1993 as chairman of the National Defense Committee. Mass dances are usually held to mark important dates and national holidays in the North Korean capital.
Cyclists ride on a street in Pyongyang on April 3.