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The Backdrop at The Mass Games in North Korea

In 2006 I visited North Korea on holiday, yes this may seem odd and one certainly does not visit this country for the food or nightlife. The trip was solely planned to see ‘The Mass Games’ which happens to be the single biggest gymnastics/performance event in the world. My visit was timed to see the ‘Arirang Festival’ (Korean name) and specifically the ‘backdrop’ which is composed of about 75,000 kids who sit on the opposite side of the stadium they create amazing animations by opening and closing pages of books they are holding to single colored pages. The overall effect is truly unbelievable and without a doubt the most incredible thing I have ever witnessed.