Global political event in Pyongyang, which was the first time in 36 years - working Congress of the party, even by North Korean standards was incredible.
More than 100 journalists from around the world came to participate in the Congress, what was their disappointment when they were not allowed at the event. Had to remove the building on the other side of the street.
That changed on Monday, when government officials took a small group of 30 journalists and photojournalist Charlie Miller.
We don't know why they picked us. They didn't tell us where we meet, but we were told that we put on our suits and ties and brought our passports. We boarded the buses that eventually took us to the "House of culture" is a huge Convention center, where delegates gathered for the Congress of the workers ' party.
Security was at the highest level. Security checked us and took our cell phones. We could not get our wireless microphones or even our spare battery. The whole process of security check took 90 minutes. And finally, we were allowed to go inside the building where took place Congress of the workers ' party Congress - the first case when the Western journalists allowed to do it.
When we entered the auditorium, we quickly realized that we were not the only one who takes this action. North Korean state TV was also filming us, apparently to show how careful Congress to the rest of the world.
When we entered the auditorium 5 thousand heads turned. Some of them were confused. Other, with a straight face.
The silence was broken only familiar tune that plays every time the "Supreme leader" of the country is about to enter. Suddenly, everyone applauded and shouted in unison. They did it in a few minutes.
Then Kim Jong - UN is dressed in a suit and gray tie and glasses made his move. Our mechanics gave us 10 minutes to capture everything we wanted on close-UPS of delegates laptops. This time the leader of the DPRK was elected Chairman of the working party. Anyway, he got even more power than he already has.
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