North Korea Marks an End to a Historic Political Meeting

Hundreds of thousands of people took part in an elaborate pageant to conclude the meeting.
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Next tonight here, to a very rare look inside North Korea. Tonight, marking the end of an historic political meeting that cemented the authority of its leader. And our chief foreign correspondent terry Moran found himself right in the middle of it all. Here's terry's report. Reporter: Just after dawn, we head towards Pyongyang's central square. It seems the whole city is on its way. After hours of tight security, we're just arriving at the square, preparations are in place. The parade's about to start. A sea of people, standing silently, participation in these rallies is mandatory. Then -- ♪ and there is it, what an entrance makes. This whole scene intensely Co choreogr choreographed. All this to glorify Kim jong-un, where he consolidated his absolute rule here, and got a new title. Chairman of the worker's party. Ee pom and pageant try here mask grim facts. Nearly half of north Koreans live in extreme povrtty and food shottages are a part of life. When night falls, it's even more intense. Unlike anything else in the world. Terry Moran, ABC news, Pyongyang, North Korea.

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