North Korean soldiers dance in the plazas of Pyongyang on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, after North Korea announced that leader Kim Jong Un was granted the title of marshal, a move that cements his status at the top of the authoritarian nation’s military as he makes key changes to the 1.2 million-man force.

North Korean soldiers dance in the plazas of Pyongyang on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, after North Korea announced that leader Kim Jong Un was granted the title of marshal, a move that cements his status at the top of the authoritarian nation’s military as he makes key changes to the 1.2 million-man force.