On July 4, 2017, North Korea carried out what it called its first successful launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile.

In the following days, Kyodo News photographers captured a series of images of life in the country's capital, Pyongyang, reflecting events and the mood in the wake of the launch.

An everyday scene inside a subway car on the Pyongyang Metro. The boy on the left is wearing the red scarf of the country's Young Pioneer Corps.

North Korean citizens wave from a street in the city at vehicles carrying people involved in the development of an intercontinental ballistic missile that was launched in July 2017.

People wave flags and flowers to welcome the convoy.

A man looks at photos, posted at a Pyongyang station, showing new missiles launched by North Korea recently.

A man cycles past a parking space for rental bicycles - a new service which will be introduced soon in the North Korean capital.

Women with parasols walking in a residential area on Ryomyong Street, past multistory buildings which were completed in April.

A night view of the Taedong River in Pyongyang.