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10 pictures from inside North Korea as Pyongyang Marathon takes centre stage

Athletes from 27 countries took part.

WHILE A LOT of focus in this part of the world this weekend was on the London marathon; the Pyongyang Marathon was taking place in North Korea.

Competitors from 27 countries competed in the race with large crowds packing into Kim Il Sung Stadium ahead of the 102nd birthday celebrations for the former leader.

North Korea Marathon

Source: David Guttenfelder/AP/Press Association Images

Source: David Guttenfelder/AP/Press Association Images

Source: David Guttenfelder/AP/Press Association Images

Source: David Guttenfelder/AP/Press Association Images

Source: David Guttenfelder/AP/Press Association Images

Source: David Guttenfelder/AP/Press Association Images

Source: David Guttenfelder/AP/Press Association Images

Source: David Guttenfelder/AP/Press Association Images

Source: David Guttenfelder/AP/Press Association Images

Source: Jon Chol Jin/AP/Press Association Images

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