North Korea could be set to unveil its biggest ever nuclear missile in a huge parade.
Satellite photos show dictator Kim Jong-un's men secretly planning for the event on Saturday, and experts believe chiefs in the capital Pyongyang may offer up a "surprise" to the West.
The event is to mark the 75th anniversary of the formation of North Korea's Communist party. It is a national holiday in the hermit state.
Pictures show hundreds of vehicles parked up and troops in formation as North Korea prepares for the event which is taking place despite the coronavirus pandemic.
Structures have been erected which may be housing trucks carrying new missiles.
Experts believe the highly paranoid North Korean leadership has been taking extra care to keep its preparations secret. They reckon it is likely the world may see a huge new weapon on Saturday.
Dr Ramon Pacheco-Pardo, a professor in international relations at King's College London, thinks now would be the perfect time to reveal the new weapon.
He said: "I think they will unveil something new, intelligence tells us that it probably will be an ICBM (intercontinental ballistic missile).
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"From what we know, there are indications they are working hard on a new ICBM and that is more threatening to the US. At the very least in unveiling a new ICBM you would expect the range to be better.
"The range of the current missiles is estimated to reach the whole of the US land mass. But we don't know for sure.
"In a sense, any lingering doubts over whether their missiles can reach the US would be gone with a new ICBM."
He also thinks Kim could use the revelation of a new missile to bump North Korea up the agenda in next month's US election.
North Korea's current largest missile is the Hwasong-15 which was first successfully tested on November 28, 2017.
It is believed to have the range to reach anywhere in the USA.
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