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A practice leap on North Korea's Day of the Sun

David Guttenfelder / AP

A young dancer leaps by as girls put on panda bear costumes as they prepare to perform at a gathering at a park to celebrate the 99th anniversary of the late leader Kim Il Sung's birthday in Pyongyang, North Korea on April 15. April 15 is called "The Day of the Sun" in honor of the former guerrilla fighter who founded North Korea in 1948.

We see a lot of pictures of North Korean dance spectaculars, but AP photographer David Guttenfelder captured something a little less formal today at a celebration marking the 99th anniversary of Kim Il Sung's birth.

David Guttenfelder / AP

A boy beats the drums with a band at a gathering to celebrate the 99th anniversary of Kim Il Sung's birthday in Pyongyang, North Korea on April 15.

David Guttenfelder / AP

A film maker records a performance at a park during the celebration of the 99th anniversary of Kim Il Sung's birthday in Pyongyang, North Korea on April 15.

David Guttenfelder / AP

A woman in a traditional Korean dress watches people leaving at the end of a performance for the celebration of the 99th anniversary of Kim Il Sung's birthday in Pyongyang, North Korea on April 15.

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