The Hermit Kingdom allowed international media to watch its largest ever military parade - part of the campaign to establish Kim Jong-il's youngest son as the leader-in-waiting.
By guardian.co.uk staff Dan Chung and Tania Branigan.
Shot on Canon 60D and 1DmkIV cameras. Special thanks to Eric Kessler who makes the wonderful Pocketdolly that was used on this shoot.
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