North Koreans play volleyball during chief exam site

While a rest of a universe braced itself for North Korea’s sixth atomic detonation, workers during a country’s chief exam site seemed to be enjoying a diversion of volleyball.

Analysts monitoring a trickery in Punggye-ri pronounced that tellurian activity during a site was negligence after scarcely dual months of activity. Satellite images prisoner Sunday suggested a array of pick-up games had transposed a bustle, with a exam officials expected never occurring.

While a accurate standing of a exam site is still unclear, experts remarkable a North Koreans no longer seemed to pumping H2O out of a tunnels used to exam weapons while a vehicles and trailers nearby a tunnel’s entrances have been moved, a Washington Post reported.

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“It suggests that a trickery competence be going into a standby mode,” 38 North researcher Joseph Bermudez told a New York Times. “It also suggests these volleyball games are being conducted with a North Koreans meaningful that we’ll be looking and stating on it.”

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Apparent volleyball games could be seen during 3 apart locations during a camp, including nearby a ensure fort and a authority center. And it’s not a initial time games have cropped adult during a exam site — satellite imagery has shown matches being played during a stay as distant behind as 2006, yet never 3 during a same time, according to a newspaper.

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North Koreans use volleyball in a sand lonesome margin as others work to build a sandbag wall.

(David Guttenfelder/AP)

Volleyball is one of a many renouned sports in North Korea, with their Women’s teams bringing home bronze medals in a 1972 Olympics and a Women’s World Championship dual years earlier.

Still though, a images can be described as baffling during best.

“They’re possibly promulgation us a message, or they’re perplexing to mistreat us,” Bermudez said. “We unequivocally don’t know.”

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