Journalists Document North Korea Parades on Instagram

This past weekend, North Korea marked the 60th anniversary of the armistice that halted the Korea war with a display of military might and pageantry. The country’s 30-year-old leader, Kim Jong Un, presided over a massive parade of troops and weaponry as well the Arirang mass games.

A handful of western journalists - normally barred from entering the country - were invited to witness the spectacle. Those journalists documented the events on Instagram in real time, offering a glimpse into life in a country notorious for its reclusive practices.

For more photos and videos from the events, be sure to follow these journalists Instagramming from North Korea: