North Korea invited the world’s press into the country this week, as part of the celebrations for the 105th birth anniversary of its founder, Kim Il Sung.
It was a rare glimpse into the highly secretive regime, which has scant resources and regularly suffers famines, but has been developing its nuclear weapons program aggressively.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un used Saturday’s parade to show off the country’s new ballistic missiles and military hardware.
A senior North Korean politician also said North Korea was prepared for a “nuclear war” and “all out war” against the US, if president Donald Trump continued his aggressive rhetoric about the country.
Here's a look at the parade:
This is Kim Il Sung, the founder of North Korea.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un threw a military parade to show off the country's might and celebrate his grandfather's 150th birth anniversary.
The 'Day of the Sun' parade took place in North Korea's capital, Pyongyang.
North Korea took the opportunity to show off its latest military hardware, including new types of missiles, on the world stage.
Analysts identified 3 new ballistic missiles during the parade that were either completed or under development.
Ranks of goose-stepping soldiers marched alongside the new weaponry, all under the watchful eye of Kim Jong Un.
Soldiers marched in front of two giant portraits of Kim Il Sung and his son Kim Jong Il.
Thousands of citizens performed synchronised moves as part of the parade, to give an impression of the country's unity.
The parade is undoubtedly a chance for North Korea to send a message about its force to the outside world — whether you believe it's true is another matter.
Analysts think North Korea wants to build an arsenal of ballistic missiles and nuclear weapons.
Pyongyang has warned that it is prepared to counter a US nuclear attack, and for "all out war."