North Koreans stage Mass-ive show for leader Kim Jong Un

Performers holding up cards to form a portrait of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a Mass Games performance titled "The Land of the People" at the May Day Stadium in Pyongyang on Wednesday. The Mass Games performances, which North Korea has sta
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Performers holding up cards to form a portrait of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a Mass Games performance titled "The Land of the People" at the May Day Stadium in Pyongyang on Wednesday.

The Mass Games performances, which North Korea has staged on and off for years under different names, typically feature thousands of schoolchildren and other youthful performers making synchronised moves in what is widely regarded as the biggest and most spectacular entertainment for North Korean elites.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 13, 2019, with the headline 'North Koreans stage Mass-ive show for their leader'. Print Edition | Subscribe