United States president Donald Trump and North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong-un touched down in Singapore on Sunday for their historic summit, where topics like nuclear disarmament and Korean reunification are on the table.
The walkabout occurred less than 12 hours before Kim's potentially world-changing day of diplomacy, when he will become the first-ever North Korean leader to meet with a sitting US President.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un with Singapore's prime minister, Lee Hsien Loong, at the Istana in Singapore on Sunday.
While there are many official photographs of the North Korean leader, this appears to be the first time he has posed for a casual selfie.
"Prime Minister Lee welcomed Chairman Kim to Singapore".
What was initially portrayed by the White House as a summit meant to completely rid the North of its nuclear weapons is now being cast as a chance to "start a dialogue" and for Trump the dealmaker to look into the eyes and take the measure of his nuclear-armed antagonist.
Security was also tight outside the Shangri La Hotel, where Trump is expected to stay.
"When I woke up this morning I saw the news in the newspaper that our respected Marshal went to Singapore for the North Korea-U.S. summit", said Han Il Gwang, a Pyongyang resident, displaying typical discretion when speaking to an Associated Press Television crew.
Singapore is one of the few countries that have diplomatic relations with both the United States and North Korea.
Trump also called the leaders of South Korea and Japan in advance of the summit, Pompeo said.
Beyond the impact on both leaders' political fortunes, the summit could shape the fate of countless people - the citizens of impoverished North Korea, the tens of millions living in the shadow of the North's nuclear threat, and millions more worldwide.
Trump went from one global leadership summit to another this weekend, leaving the G-7 conference in Canada to fly to Singapore.
Kim had arrived hours earlier in a plane loaned by China, which for decades has been North Korea's only major ally. NewsHour's Nick Schifrin, who is reporting from Singapore, joins Hari Sreenivasan with more.
Asked by a reporter how he felt about the summit, Mr Trump said: "Very good".
But many, if not all analysts, say that this is highly unlikely, given how hard it has been for Kim to build his program and that the weapons are seen as the only protection he has.
Last week, Rodman said he would "give whatever support is needed" to his "friends" Trump and Kim.
"The process could be doomed before it begins".
Cheering crowds greeted Kim during his stroll, and cameras from North Korea's state-run Korean Central News Agency documented his every move. But he has since lowered expectations, backing away from an original demand for North Korea's swift denuclearisation.
Trump said "we've got a very interesting meeting in particular tomorrow, and I think things can work out very nicely". ($1 = 1.3336 Singapore dollars).