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In Photos: Kim Jong Un Meets Putin in Russia's Far East

Russian President Vladimir Putin is hosting Kim Jong Un in what marks the North Korean leader's first post-pandemic foreign trip.

Alienated from the West due to the invasion of Ukraine, Putin has sought to strengthen ties with authoritarian hardliners in other countries.

U.S. officials and experts have also said Russia is interested in buying North Korean ammunition to use in Ukraine.

The two leaders on Wednesday toured Vostochny Cosmodrome, Russia's sprawling space facility located near the Chinese border, before holding one-on-one talks.

Here is a look at photos from the North Korean leader's visit: