Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg
Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

All Eyes on Trump, Kim and Singapore Ahead of Summit: In Pictures

The strict security set up around the airports and hotels used by Trump and Kim demonstrated why the two leaders chose the city to host their sensitive summit.

The arrivals were choreographed: scheduled jet landings on Sunday, motorcades through closed roads, handshake photo ops. But the first meeting between a sitting U.S. president and a North Korean leader won’t be as easy to predict. The talks between U.S. President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un are supposed to be about the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, and the two sides have very different objectives, ideas on what denuclearization even means and how long it should take. The strict security cordons set up around the airports and hotels used by Trump and Kim demonstrated why the two leaders chose the city to host their sensitive summit. The pair are scheduled to meet Tuesday at the Capella Singapore resort hotel on the island of Sentosa.

U.S. President Donald J. Trump, left, and Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong meet before a working lunch at The Istana presidential residence.

Photographer:  Ong Wee Jin/The Straits Times/ EPA

US President Donald Trump, fourth left, and his delegation share a working lunch with Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, fourth right, and his team during the U.S. leader's visit to The Istana. 

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Mike Pompeo, U.S. secretary of state, laughs while talking to White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders before a meeting between President Donald Trump and Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at The Istana.

Photographer: Evan Vucci/AP

A bus carrying the North Korean security delegation leaves the St. Regis Hotel, where Kim is staying ahead of the summit.

Photographer: Yong Teck Lim/AP

Security forces patrol outside the St. Regis hotel.

Photographer: Jun Yasukawa/Yomiuri Shimbun/AP

Air Force One is wheels down in Singapore at 8:21 p.m. at Paya Lebar Air Base.

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Republic of Singapore Air Force soldiers stand guard ahead of Trump's arrival at the Paya Lebar Air Base.

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A motorcade carrying Kim travels down Orchard Road. 

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Kim, left, is welcomed by Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at The Istana, the official presidential residence.

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A police officer stands in the middle of Orchard Road after a motorcade carrying Kim passes by.

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Bystanders wait outside the St. Regis hotel to photograph the arrival of Kim's motorcade.

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A North Korean photographer outside the St. Regis hotel. 

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Singapore is the farthest Kim has traveled since taking over North Korea in 2011.

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrives shortly before 3 p.m. on Sunday.

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Police arrange barricades ahead of the arrival of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at Changi Airport in Singapore on Sunday. 

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An armored police vehicle patrols a road in Singapore on Sunday.

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A sign outside the Shangri-La Hotel in Singapore.

 Photographer: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg