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Guns, grenades and rockets at N. Korea flower show

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It's a long way from your average flower show, with mock missiles bristling behind the begonias, and garden gnome-sized troops lobbing grenades over a bed of orchids. 

A North Korean soldier stands in front of a 'Kimilsungia' flower display at a flower festival in Pyongyang on July 26, 2013. It's a long way from your average flower show, with mock missiles bristling behind the begonias, and garden gnome-sized troops lobbing grenades over a bed of orchids. But then, as the staff in the hall in Pyongyang are quick to point out, these are far from average flowers.

But then, as the North Korean staff inside the cavernous bloom-decked exhibition hall in Pyongyang are quick to point out, these are far from average flowers.

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