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Kim Jong Un attends concert hailing North Korean missile launch

Pyongyang has hosted several special events to mark the July 4 launch of the Hwasong-14 missile.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has attended a pop concert hailing the successful launch of his country’s first intercontinental ballistic missile.

Topping the bill at the show was the Moranbong Band, an all-female ensemble hand-picked by Mr Kim which serves as something of the “soft” face of his regime.

Pyongyang has hosted several special events to mark the July 4 launch of the Hwasong-14 missile, which is believed to be capable of reaching most of Alaska and possibly further.

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Soldiers were seen in the audience applauding the North Korean leader (Screengrab/KRT/AP)

The concert, played before a packed crowd, many in uniform, also featured dancing displays.

Clips of the event shown on North Korean television on Monday depicted the crowd repeatedly cheering and applauding Mr Kim.

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