North Korea held massive public rallies last week, and the pictures are daunting

North Korean service members, youth and workers gathered in Pyongyang last week to rally in protest of sanctions against the hermit nation and in support of the DPRK -- and the state media pictures are quite the sight.

The reported rallies took place last week as North Korea's Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump exchanged fiery rhetoric and built up tension between the two nations. The images, released on both Aug 10 and Aug. 11 show massive crowds gathering with physical unifying gestures including arm raises and marches.

Click through to see the shocking images from the reported DPRK rally: