The spectators included Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, and Kim Yo Jong, the younger sister of DPRK's top leader Kim Jong Un.
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A former North Korean policeman - who defected to South Korea - said there is a good chance even the athletes' bathroom breaks will be monitored by informants who will be tasked with surveilling them 24/7.
Pence, who has been vocal in his criticism of North Korea in the run-up to the Games, sat just feet away.
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In a televised speech, Kim said that the parade marks North Korea's emergence as a "global military power" despite facing the "worst sanctions".
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So even though the United States may have literally kept its back turned on one of North Korea's most powerful people, it's good that leaders from the USA and North Korea can at least sit cordially alongside one another.
But BTS was present in another form - their music was played during the opening ceremonies and the #BTSArmy was out in full force on Twitter. In an effort to de-escalate tensions on the Korean Peninsula, North Korea has sent a 500-person delegation of athletes, musicians and performers to the Olympics.
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The core of the agreement would shatter tight "caps" on defence and domestic programmes funded by Congress each year. House Speaker Paul Ryan , R-Wis., called the budget plan passed by the Senate a "true compromise".
Kim Jong Un's sister arrived at a train station Friday morning.
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