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Aug 24, 10:00 AM EDT

Image of Asia: Developing football skills in Pyongyang

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AP Photo/Dita Alangkara

In this photo by Dita Alangkara, youths play with a ball during a break at Pyongyang International Football School in North Korea's capital. The country has poured funds into the development and training of promising athletes over the past several years in an effort to fulfill one of leader Kim Jong Un's primary goals - for North Korea to become a global sports contender. The effort is visible in Pyongyang, which has a number of major new or renovated sports venues.

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