North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un Arrives In Singapore Ahead Of The U.S.-DPRK Summit

Singapore Fling: Trump and Kim Get Ready

Singapore prepares ahead of the scheduled high-stakes summit

The spotless streets of Singapore are buzzing as the world awaits the unprecedented meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un scheduled for June 12. While it's far from certain whether the two countries — enemies since the Korean War — will reach an agreement, these scenes of enthusiastic onlookers and eager reporters gathering amid heavy security show a clear sense that history is being made. (Above: North Korean Chairman Kim Jong-un arrives at Changi Airport in Singapore on June 10, 2018.)

LIGHTS, SIRENS Chris McGrath/Getty Images LIGHTS, SIRENS Police clear the road ahead of Kim Jong-un's motorcade. The North Korean leader was traveling from the St. Regis Hotel, where he is staying while in Singapore, to meet with the country's prime minister on June 10, 2018. TRUMP DESCENDS China News Service/VCG via Getty Images TRUMP DESCENDS U.S. President Donald Trump touches down in Singapore on June 10, 2018. WITNESSING HISTORY ADEK BERRY/AFP/Getty Images WITNESSING HISTORY Bystanders take pictures of the motorcade transporting President Trump as it drives toward the Istana, the official residence of the Singaporean prime minister on June 11, 2018, ahead of the official summit. MOMENT OF CHAOS Chris McGrath/Getty Images MOMENT OF CHAOS Hotel security staff try to hold back members of the press as the car carrying U.S. ambassador to the Philippines Sung Y. Kim tries to leave the Ritz-Carlton hotel after a meeting with North Korean vice-foreign minister Choe Son Hui. CAKE FOR A PRESIDENT Handout/MCI via Getty Images CAKE FOR A PRESIDENT Days ahead of his birthday—which is not until June 14th—President Trump enjoys a celebration in his honor with members of his senior staff and Singapore's prime minister. STAKEOUT Chris McGrath/Getty Images STAKEOUT Members of the media wait at the entrance of the St Regis Hotel ahead of the arrival of Kim Jong-un. Some 2,500 journalists have registered to cover the summit, according to Singapore’s Ministry of Communications. FANS OF AMERICA ADEK BERRY/AFP/Getty Images FANS OF AMERICA Supporters of President Trump stand outside the Istana, the official residence of Singapore's prime minister. ALL HANDS ON DECK Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images ALL HANDS ON DECK Police officers inspect a vehicle outside the St. Regis hotel, where Kim Jong-un is staying. Singapore is reportedly spending $15 million for the summit, more than half of which going to security. GRAB A DRINK NICHOLAS YEO/AFP/Getty Images GRAB A DRINK U.S. and North Korea-themed cocktails at a bar in Singapore. THROUGH THE NIGHT Chris McGrath/Getty Images THROUGH THE NIGHT Members of the public and media wait outside the entrance to the Shangri-La Hotel. SELFIE TIME Chris McGrath/Getty Images SELFIE TIME Singapore Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan takes a selfie with Kim Jung Un along the Jubilee bridge during a tour of some of the sights on June 11, 2018. RODMAN ARRIVES ADEK BERRY/AFP/Getty Images RODMAN ARRIVES Ex-NBA player Dennis Rodman speaks to the press at Changi International airport on June 11, 2018.

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