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Yer doin' it wrong.

This photo, published by the official North Korean news agency, most likely illustrates exactly where all of the United Nations aid that's been sent to famine-struck North Korea over the years has gone.

But hey, at least the fireworks shows can be spectacular, even if everyone still can't eat. And of course, despite the fact that this illustrates that dictatorial regimes are more interested in arming themselves than they are in allowing their peasants to feed themselves, the New York Times wants you to know that there's absolutely nothing political to see here.

North Korean soldiers attend a military parade in the Kim Il-Sung Sqaure in Pyongyang September 9, 2011, in this picture released by North Korea's official KCNA news agency on Friday, marking the 63rd anniversary of the state's founding. North Korean leader Kim Jong-il flanked by his son reviewed a military parade of goose-stepping North Korean soldiers in Pyongyang on Friday, underlining a planned third generation of dynastic rule is on track. REUTERS/KCNA (NORTH KOREA - Tags: MILITARY ANNIVERSARY) THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. NO THIRD PARTY SALES. NOT FOR USE BY REUTERS THIRD PARTY DISTRIBUTORS

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