North Korea opens annual 'mass games'
Six-week festival in Pyongyang features the world's largest synchronised cultural performance.
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2012 10:38

While the London 2012 Olympic Games are dominating headlines around the world, in North Korea there is a different story.

Officials have just kicked off the six-week-long Arirang Festival, which features a huge synchronised spectacle - widely recognised as the largest event of its kind anywhere in the world.

Al Jazeera's Sonia Gallego reports.


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