North Korea has marked its 65th anniversary with a huge military parade in the capital Pyongyang.
The country’s leader Kim Jong Un watched as thousands of soldiers marched through the city’s main square.
Pyongyang celebrates September 9th 1948 as the date of the creation of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
This year’s anniversary comes as North and South Korea hold talks on the North’s third nuclear test earlier this year.
UN sanctions and annual U.S.-South Korean military drills led to threats from Pyongyang.
The United States has changed its focus and is not set on holding direct talks with North Korea. Instead a top U.S. envoy, Glyn Davies, will travel to Seoul, Beijing and Tokyo in an effort to increase pressure on the Kim government to disarm.
China has become more critical of Pyongyang in recent times, however it remains the country’s firm ally.