Ladies in Formation – North Korean Marching Practice

Women getting ready for the Arirang Mass Games? Marching and in formation under the Juche Tower, DPRK, North Korea.  Ray Cunningham gave me a better explanation of what is going on in these pictures, “Generally these are practices for holiday parades such as National Day 11 September or Party Day 10 October. This would probably be the National Day parade – I heard it but was kept away.  There is always something going on in Kim Il-sung square or by the tower practicing for something.  What is rarer is for the guides not to freak when you are in the middle of the practice. Love this one.”

North Korean Marching Practice

The above picture is a crop and edit of my header pic, it also happens to be yesterday’s most viewed North Korea pic from my Flickr account.

Ladies in Formation

The unedited and uncropped version above, more related photos below.

Ladies in Formation

Ladies in Formation

Ladies in Formation

Ladies in Formation

Ladies in Formation

Ladies in Formation

Ladies in Formation

Ladies in Formation

Ladies in Formation

Marching Practice North Korea

3 responses

  1. Pingback: North Korean Mass Dance in Sepia and in Black and White « An American in North Korea

  2. intrepidtraveller

    It’s weird, even as a woman, when I think of soldiers in North Korea I never woud have thought of a line of women! Don’t know why, silly really, but it’s great to see the photographic evidence!!

    November 20, 2011 at 1:18 pm

  3. Women soldiers and women in uniform (a military like uniform does not mean they are military -they could be a guide) were to be seen everywhere.

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    November 20, 2011 at 6:41 pm

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