The chubby dictator is all smiles as he cuts the ribbon
Officials in North Korea have already warned nuclear war could break out at any minute thanks to the "extremely tense" situation on the Korean Peninsula.
The US sent a navy strike group towards the Western Pacific in a show of force, with North Korea retorting with warnings of a nuclear attack in retaliation to any show of aggression.
Crowds smile and cheer during the official ceremony
Even the North Korean military forces enjoyed the day
And more than 600,000 people – about 25 per cent of the city’s population – are being urgently evacuated, as tensions continue to escalate between North Korea and the United States.
But jubilant images of the chubby dictator Kim Jong-un released today show he is all smiles as he cuts the ribbon during an opening ceremony of a newly constructed residential complex in Pyongyang.
The series of brightly coloured photographs show cheering crowds full of gleeful faces as the bloated despot takes to the stage for the celebrations.
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A North Korean student swings on a bar in a school in Pyongyang, North Korea
Flags are seen billowing in the breeze as military officials watch on from their rigid lines.
And Kim Jong-Un, wearing a silken striped suit and black rimmed glasses, waves to his people as he grins from ear to ear on the podium.
The images come just days ahead of a reportedly planned nuclear test from the disgraced state, which is set to be the biggest ever nuke blast in the country’s history.
Kim Jong-Un was snapped wearing a silken striped suit and black rimmed glasses
The dictator was celebrating a newly constructed residential complex in Pyongyang
On Saturday, North Korea will celebrate the Day of the Sun – named for Kim Il-Sung who established the secretive state in 1948.
And his grandson plans to mark the occasion with a massive explosion in true dictator fashion.
Chris Ogden, an expert in Asian security, told Daily Star Online there was a "good possibility" of a test on Saturday.
The series of brightly coloured photos show cheering crowds full of gleeful faces
The images come amid heightened tensions between North Korea and the US
He said: "Definitely for this celebration that’s coming up, a lot of it is to do with celebrating North Korea and its nationalism.
"There may be some kind of show of strength that North Korea is progressing, that it’s independent, that it’s able to stand up to the system.
"On the other side of things, North Korea doesn’t really have that many cards to play internationally, apart from testing a nuclear device or a missile."