North Korea's Extravagant Celebrations for Kim Il-Sung's 100th Birthday

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Tue, May 1st, 2012 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

A great video from Visual Travelling showcasing North Korea's celebrations for Kim Il-Sung's 100th Birthday. They should seriously just open the borders and become the tourist mecca for elaborate synchronised displays.

Traveling to the Hermit Kingdom is already bizarre enough, but when we heard that North Korea would be celebrating the 100 year anniversary of the Great Leader & eternal president, Kim Il-sung, there was no way to let such an epic birthday party slip through our hands.

Laurence Keefe, Kirill Korobkov and I flew over to Pyongyang for two days to witness the madness. While skateboarding within the DPRK was our main intention, it was overshadowed by the celebrations & the 'no sliding' anywhere rule.

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