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On board the Russian-built Tupolev Tu-204 instead Steelers Storeof Muzak we are soothed by the national anthem, the newspaper distributed is the Pyongyang Times (in English), and on the video monitors are dramatic recreations of World War II, as well as a tourist video that evokes Disney documentaries from the 1950s. Immigration and customs are easy, faster than most first-world airports, and they do not stamp our passports, so Ben Roethlisberger Jerseyyou just have to take BE1116ZYH my word that we were there.We're greeted by guides Mr. Lee and Miss Lee (no relation), who usher us onto a Chinese made luxury bus called King Long, where Mike Wallace Jerseywe roll down spotless extra-wide streets by willow trees and tall apartment buildings, past heroic posters and photos of Kim Il-sung, the country's founding leader, and his son Kim Jong-il, who died in December 2011, leaving his third son, 29-year-old Kim Jong-un in charge. We drive through the Arch of Triumph (larger than the Paris version), and into Troy Polamalu Jerseydowntown Pyongyang, the capital. Along the way Mr. Lee, shares, in enunciation occasionally untidy, some information...the country has 24 million people; 3 million in the capital. It is 80% covered by mountains. From 1905-1945 it was brutally occupied by the Japanese. The Korean War (known as the Fatherland Liberation War by the DPRK) lasted from Heath Miller Jersey1950-53, and during that time there were 400,000 people in Pyongyang, and the Hines Ward JerseyAmericans dropped 400,000 bombs on the city.We cross a bridge to an island in the Taedong River, and pull up to the 47-story Yanggakdo International Hotel, with 1000 rooms, a revolving restaurant on top, a lobby bar with Taedonggang, a very good beer, and room television with Antonio Brown Jerseyfive channels of North Korean programming, and one featuring the BBC.As the day bleeds to night we head to the R?ngrado May First Stadium, largest in the Pittsburgh Steelers Jerseysworld by capacity. We park by a Niagara-sized dancing colored fountain to which Steve Wynn could only aspire, walk past a line of Mercedes, BMWs, and Hummers, up the steps to prime seats (where Madeleine Albright once sat) at the Arirang Mass Games.