Pyongyang greets New Year in splendour

Bright illumination from windows of apartment houses, flickering neon lights on imposing buildings and gemlike LED lights hanging on roadside trees added stunning beauty to the night of Pyongyang during the New Year holiday.

National flags were fluttering on Changjon, Mirae Scientists, Ryomyong and other streets, and public catering facilities and shops decorated with “snow-clad” pine trees, colourful bunting, balloons and flowers received diners and customers in a welcoming atmosphere.

New Year greeting messages and phone calls kept the mobile communications network of the city fairly busy over the holiday.