The Mass Games, at May Day Stadium, PyongYang.
In the background, you can see some of the 50,000 kids who turn pages of giant books continually for 90 minutes, creating the world's biggest 'tv screen.'
I'll upload a close-up of them next, where it's easier to see the tops of their heads poking up above the books.
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ACL1978 (7467) 2012-09-17 13:00
It's official - I can't get enough of North Korea shots.
This one's a beauty - the martial quality of the country very much on display, not unlike the opening of the Beijing Olympics but lacking in the artistic flair. The flag makes an ideal central element here - bright and huge, dwarfing the marchers below it. Too bad such a stylistically and vexilogically excellent flag is flown by such a depressing and oppressive nation.
rigoletto (34255) 2012-09-17 15:24
Taking into account that this one is one of the 58 photos from North Korea on TE, it must be wrapped into cotton, dipped into alcohol and preserved as a TE heritage work.
Not only for its rarity, but the tiny figures under a massive red flag (and yes, with a massive red star) already make a powerful shot.
Thank you for sharing (and i mean it)
cebe (1481) 2012-09-17 19:26
A rare and interesting image, and very well photographed. Clean composition (I like the line of feet so perfectly parallel with the frame) incorporating interesting elements (the big flag, the people in the tribunes, etc.). Original and great post.
worldcitizen (6731) 2012-09-18 11:38
It is always fascinating to see rare photos from North Korea. The massive scale of the people and the flag are amazing. Everything is so regimented and precise. I have recently read "Nothing to Envy" by Barbara Demick, about life in North Korea, and it was extremely depressing.