September 12, 2014 10:54
The first batch of the North Korean participants in the Asian Games arrived at Incheon International Airport on Thursday evening.
The group led by Jang Su-myong, a representative of the North Korean Olympic Committee, consists of 94 officials, medical staff, reporters and athletes. Arriving on Air Koryo, they wore a uniform of white jackets and blue pants or skirts.
They wore badges of the North Korean flag and the faces of former leaders Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il on their chests. Some looked surprised at the gathering of reporters at the airport.
They were welcomed at the airport by some two dozen members of a joint cheering squad belonging to civic groups in Incheon who played vuvuzelas, the horns used during the football World Cup in South Africa and waved flags representing a united Korea.
Most of the athletes looked cheerful and waved to the crowd. One took pictures of journalists and the welcoming crowd with a DSLR camera.
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