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North Korea and the arts

Monday, April 13, 2015 - 00:48

Video provided to Reuters purports to show North Korea's April Spring People's Art Festival opening in Pyongyang, the state news agency said. Gavino Garay reports.

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It's the opening night of an arts festival at the East Pyongyang Grand Theater. It's part of North Korea's April Spring People's Art Festival, the state's news agency said, dedicated to marking the birthday of their founding president, Kim Il Sung -- the grandfather of current leader Kim Jong Un. The video provided to Reuters by North Korea's KCNA shows some 1500 artists and participants performing, the agency said. Officials say this is a chance for performers to show their loyalty to their leader through their art.

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North Korea and the arts

Monday, April 13, 2015 - 00:48