January 21, 2021

Party Congress photos: Scenes from one of North Korea’s rarest political events

State television footage offered a rare glimpse into North Korea’s Party Congress at the April 25 House of Culture

Kim Jong Un rolled onto the scene at North Korea’s April 25 House of Culture and emerged from an imported, black luxury car clutching what appears to be a thick, leather-bound book.

That moment was captured on North Korean state TV this week during the country’s politically-important Eighth Party Congress — a rare and politically-important event where top officials and thousands of delegates from around the country discuss long-term decisions.