June 20, 2021

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Inside North Korea’s only mosque during Eid al-Fitr

Amid pandemic, over two dozen attended Eid celebration at Rahman Mosque in Pyongyang

Though North Korea's strict COVID-19 pandemic measures have barred North Korea’s shrinking expat community from most social gatherings since Jan. 2020, a special exception was made last week for the Muslim celebration of Eid al-Fitr.

Held at the Rahman Mosque of Pyongyang, worshippers from a range of embassies in North Korea gathered for a festive ceremony and outdoors buffet meal, pictures released Thursday on the Russian embassy in Pyongyang’s Facebook account show.