Workers’ Party Congress preparations
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Workers’ Party Congress preparations in Pyongyang

Girls practice a flag routine to be performed during celebrations for the Workers’ Party Congress.

 (Julie Makinen / Los Angeles Times)

People participating in rehearsals for performances at the upcoming Workers’ Party Congress head home.

 (Julie Makinen / Los Angeles Times)

Flowers are being planted at a major intersection in front of a propaganda billboard for the party congress.

 

 (Julie Makinen / Los Angeles Times)

The April 25 House of Culture, where the congress is to be held.

 (Julie Makinen / Los Angeles Times)

A poster for the 7th Workers’ Party Congress.

 (Julie Makinen / Los Angeles Times)

People head home after taking part in rehearsals for performances at the political gathering.

 (Julie Makinen / Los Angeles Times)

A propaganda billboard in Pyongyang.

 (Julie Makinen / Los Angeles Times)

Schoolgirls heading home from rehearsals.

 (Julie Makinen / Los Angeles Times)

Some Pyongyang residents check a national flag hanging along a street in the capital. The city is being heavily decorated for the Workers’ Party Congress and generally spiffed up.

 (Julie Makinen / Los Angeles Times)

People participating in rehearsals for a candlelight procession wait in an underpass near the Arch of Triumph in Pyongyang.

 (Julie Makinen / Los Angeles Times)

A mural featuring founding father Kim Il Sung near the stadium named after him in Pyongyang.

 (Julie Makinen / Los Angeles Times)

A worker cleans the street in the run-up to the congress.

 (Julie Makinen / Los Angeles Times)

People participating in rehearsals before the congress head home.

 (Julie Makinen / Los Angeles Times)
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