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Largest mass display as Arirang Games open in N Korea

2 August 2010 Last updated at 19:14 BST

North Korea's celebrated Arirang Games opened in Pyongyang's May Day stadium on Monday.

A spectacle of dance and gymnastic ability, it is the world's largest mass performance.

Around 100,000 people take part in it according to organisers.

Steve Beech reports.