Pyongyang heroes parade

This picture released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) yesterday shows buses carrying developers of the strategic ballistic missile Hwasong-12 in Pyongyang on Thursday.

Thousands of men and women lined the streets to give the scientists and workers behind the latest missile test a hero's welcome, the state media reported.

With an imputed range of 4,500km, the Hwasong-12 puts United States bases on Guam within North Korean missile reach.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 20, 2017, with the headline 'Pyongyang heroes parade'. Print Edition | Subscribe