North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised the latest ballistic missile test launch on Monday that was hailed as successful by the country's official media.
It was not the first time the young leader reportedly oversaw a missile test though - he had done it on several previous occasions.
A day after each test, the official Korean Central News Agency would release undated photographs showing Mr Kim at undisclosed locations, directing or inspecting the test launch.
In some pictures, Mr Kim is shown watching the test launch intensely through a pair of binoculars.
In others, he is photographed smiling broadly or clapping away while seated behind a big table, presumably celebrating the "successful" test launch with the officials standing behind him. And there would always be a map and an ashtray on the table.
Making frequent appearances in those photos with Mr Kim are the same three men said to be the top officials in the secretive country's rapidly accelerating missile programme.
The trio are former top air force general Ri Pyong Chol, veteran rocket scientist Kim Jong Sik and head of weapons development and procurement centre Jang Chang Ha.