11 images of North Korea demonstrating its supposed military might

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Amid discussions on the possible deployment of THAAD(Terminal High Altitude Area Defense), America’s most advanced missile defense system, to South Korea, the hermit kingdom in the North continues to flex its supposed military might.

And while the secretive rogue nation continues to issue threats and make claims of having serious firepower, its true arsenal remains unknown.


Soldiers shout slogans as they march past a stand with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and other officials.

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Senior North Korean military officers follow the performance celebrating the 70th anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea.

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Artillery pieces are seen being fired during a military drill at an unknown location.

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KCNA/Reuters

North Korean military participate in the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea.

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Korean People’s Army artillery troops conduct a live firing exercise, nobody knows where though.

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North Korean military participate in the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea in Pyongyang.

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A North Korean soldier points his gun at the photographer.

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North Korean soldiers salute from atop tanks during a military parade in Pyongyang.

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Aerial view of artillery fire and landing exercises supposedly guided by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

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Soldiers ride motorcycles past a stand with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during the parade celebrating the 70th anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea.

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Members of the Worker-Peasant Red Guards, the civilian forces of North Korea, shout slogans in an undisclosed location.

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