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Better than Paris? The Arch of Triumph - modeled on an French original, but reputedly 10 meters taller - is built from 25,550 blocks of granite, representing the number of days in Kim Il-sung’s life on his 70th birthday, when the structure was unveiled in 1982. It was erected on the site where Kim I (having been plucked from obscurity in a Soviet division in the Russian Far East) entered Pyongyang in 1945, marking the end of the Japanese occupation and the beginning of socialism. Photo: Oliver Wainwright

July 11, 2018 4:44 PM (UTC+8)