In Photos: North Korea's Cheerleading Squad — An Army of Beauties

Summer Universiade 2003

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North Korean cheerleaders display the "unified Korea" flag at the athletic competition called the Summer Universiade 2003 in Daegu, southeastern South Korea.

Cheering for the Koreans

North Korean Cheerleaders

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North Korea's cheerleaders support the Unified Korean team during the women's preliminary round ice hockey match with Switzerland. The match took place at the Kwandong Hockey Center on Feb. 10, 2018.

14th Asian Games

North Korean Cheerleaders

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In 2002, North Korean women cheer on their men's basketball team against the Philippines at the 14th Asian Games, held at Pusan on Sept. 30. During the games, the cheerleaders stayed aboard the highly guarded 9,700-ton ferry Mangyongbong 92.

Finding common ground

North Korean Cheerleaders

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For the first time in over two years, high-level officials from North and South Korea talked on Jan. 8, 2018. Talks, which took place at the world's most heavily guarded borders, mainly focused on the upcoming Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games and how North Korea could be involved.

Saying hello

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North Korean cheerleaders seen here waving ahead of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games opening ceremony.

Opening Ceremony

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In the Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium in South Korea, North Korean cheerleaders wait for the opening ceremony to begin.

The excitement begins

North Korean Cheerleaders

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As the opening ceremony for the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games begins at the Pyeongchang Stadium, North Korean cheerleaders wave their "unified Korea" flags.

Tough talks

North Korean Cheerleaders

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The cheer squad, wearing white hats, hold the North Korean flag.

Short track speed skating

North Korean Cheerleaders

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On Feb. 20, 2018, North Korean cheerleaders wave national flags during Pyeongchang Winter Olympics short track speed-skating heats at the Gangneung Ice Arena.

Women's ice hokey

North Korean Cheerleaders

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At the Kwandong Hockey Centre, in Gangneung, North Korean cheerleaders sing and wave, cheering on the Korean women's hockey team, during the Group B game with Switzerland during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games.