Giant statues of Kim Jong-il and Kim Il-sung were unveiled despite the rocket failure
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'Nothing quite as it seems' in North Korea

10 April 2012 Last updated at 22:56 BST

North Korea is readying itself for a long-range rocket launch, amid international concerns that the satellite launch is a cover for developing missile technology.

Meanwhile the US has warned that any launch would be a "clear violation" of UN resolutions.

The BBC's Damian Grammaticas is the only British broadcaster in North Korea, and as he reports from Pyongyang, the authorities are keen to project another image of the country.

Read more on Damian Grammaticas' blog

Watch more of Damian Grammaticas' reports form North Korea below.

N Korea 'quiet' as rocket fails

Damian Grammaticas watches the unveiling of giant statues, as news of the rocket failure were ignored

Inside N Korea's mission control

Damian Grammaticas reports from the launch site in North Korea

Countdown to the rocket launch

Damian Grammaticas continues his tour of N Korea as the launch nears

Tour of N Korea's rocket launch site

Damian Grammaticas looks around North Korea's rocket launch site

Citizens celebrate founding father

Damian Grammaticas watches 100th anniversary celebrations for Kim Il Sung