As difficult as it is to believe, North Korea’s penchant for secrecy can pay dividends once in a great while. After reporters from around the world were summoned to Pyongyang to witness a “big event” this week, speculation ran rampant. Was this a nuclear test?

Reporters were told to leave their hotels prompty and board a bus to a mystery location.

And … drum roll … it’s a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Kim Jong Un himself took hold of the scissors and cut the ribbon to announce the opening of a street lined with apartments.

This is actually well worth the couple of minutes it takes to watch just to get a (heavily controlled) glimpse inside North Korea.

Other reporters seem more amazed that the journalists on the ground in North Korea were awakened before dawn than anything else.