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KCNA-AP Joint Photo Exhibition Goes on in U.S.
Pyongyang, March 22 (KCNA) -- The photo exhibition co-sponsored by the Korean Central News Agency and the Associated Press of the U.S. which was opened in New York on March 15 to commemorate the centenary of the birth of President Kim Il Sung is going on, drawing concern and attention of the international community.

Among the visitors to the exhibition hall are people from all walks of life and journalists in the U.S., New York citizens and Koreans in the U.S.

Watching photos, they were deeply moved to see the true picture of the DPRK in which the leader, the army and people have formed a harmonious whole.

The exhibition offered citizens in New York and Koreans in the U.S. and people of the world an opportunity to have a new idea and understanding of the DPRK.

At least 700 media of the U.S. and media of the world vied with each other to report about the preparations for the exhibition and accounts of its opening.

Xenyenshe of China said that photos on display reflect the harmonious whole of the leader and the people of the DPRK, the development of political, economic, cultural and other fields and the happy life of the people.

The New York Times carried a photo feature.

It carried a significant photo of leader Kim Jong Il with President Kim Il Sung and anti-Japanese war hero Kim Jong Suk.

It also carried photos showing service personnel of the Korean People's Army determined to defend the party, the leader, the country and its people.

AP Senior Vice President Kathleen Carroll said that the exhibition is offering people an opportunity to know about the DPRK.

Many media of the world are giving wide publicity to photos on display.

U.S. Internet homepages Wichita Eagle, Lex Go, OMG and other publications widely introduced the news of the exhibition.

Donald Rubin, president of the Rubin Foundation, expressed hope that the exhibition would be the first step towards cultural and political reconciliation between the U.S. and the DPRK and that the governments of the two countries would get reconciled with this as a momentum.

ITAR-TASS noted that the opening of the exhibition amounts to a series of thaw reflected in the DPRK-U.S. relations.

AP reported in detail about the opening of the exhibition.

U.S. Internet homepages Bradenton Herald, Huff Post, Monterey County The Herald, Local News, Las Cruces Sun-News, Deseret News and other media of different countries and regions gave wide publicity to the accounts of the exhibition under the title "Photo exhibit documents life inside North Korea".

The exhibition continues.

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