15 April 2012
Last updated at 09:16
.North Korea has staged a vast military parade in the main square of Pyongyang to mark the centenary of the birth of its founding leader, Kim Il-sung.
Thousands of soldiers marched into the square to the sound of drumbeats during the parade.
North Korea's new leader, Kim Jong-un earlier made his first televised speech, in which he praised and offered respect to Kim Il-sung - his grandfather - and his father, the late Kim Jong-il.
Kim Jong-un sent greetings to "our compatriots in South Korea and across the world who dedicate themselves to reunification and the prosperity of the nations".
Mr Kim said peace was important but national pride more so. He also praised North Korea's "military-first" policy, and called on his countrymen to "move forward to final victory".
"Superiority in military technology is no longer monopolised by imperialists," Kim Jong-un said in his speech, adding that the time when nuclear weapons could threaten and blackmail his country was "forever over".
The parade included what appeared to be a large new missile carried on a 16-wheel truck - far larger than the others in the parade. It comes days after it failed to launch a rocket.
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