February 01, 2023

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North Korean leaders’ unique gifts: From a signed basketball to stuffed turtle

North Korean leaders’ unique gifts: From a signed basketball to stuffed turtle

A new propaganda book showcases never-before-seen items that offer a window into DPRK’s relations with outside world

North Korean leaders’ unique gifts: From a signed basketball to stuffed turtle
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll January 31, 2023
Photos: North Korea’s new homes and apartments, as seen from South Korea
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Photos: North Korea’s new homes and apartments, as seen from South Korea

Buildings matching style of Kim Jong Un's rural development plan have popped up in two inter-Korean border locations

Photos: North Korea’s new homes and apartments, as seen from South Korea
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll January 12, 2023
The fabulous fashion choices of North Korean women — in photos
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The fabulous fashion choices of North Korean women — in photos

Elites use clothing to flaunt their wealth even as DPRK fashion police crack down on non-socialist behavior

The fabulous fashion choices of North Korean women — in photos
NK News
NK News December 16, 2022
Empty lots and baboon feces: North Korea’s monuments in Namibia — in photos
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Empty lots and baboon feces: North Korea’s monuments in Namibia — in photos

DPRK laborers applied socialist realist principles to African subjects, but their work now suffers from neglect

Empty lots and baboon feces: North Korea’s monuments in Namibia — in photos
Nick Hall
Nick Hall December 9, 2022
Hand-sculpted towers rise up around North Korea’s ‘hotel of doom’ — in photos

Hand-sculpted towers rise up around North Korea’s ‘hotel of doom’ — in photos

Rare ground-level images reveal makeshift construction techniques still used on elite projects in central Pyongyang

Hand-sculpted towers rise up around North Korea’s ‘hotel of doom’ — in photos
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 16, 2022
How North Korea promotes ideology through art — in photos
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How North Korea promotes ideology through art — in photos

Exploring creative expression in a country where there is no 'art for art’s sake'

How North Korea promotes ideology through art — in photos
NK News
NK News November 14, 2022
An unvarnished look at the hidden backstreets and alleys of Pyongyang
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An unvarnished look at the hidden backstreets and alleys of Pyongyang

Exclusive photos show conditions in rarely seen areas of the North Korean capital, a hop and skip from main boulevards

An unvarnished look at the hidden backstreets and alleys of Pyongyang
NK News
NK News October 27, 2022
Reaping what’s sown: North Korea’s struggle for a bountiful harvest — in photos
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Reaping what’s sown: North Korea’s struggle for a bountiful harvest — in photos

Despite efforts to increase agricultural output, the DPRK still faces serious ‘food problems’ and high levels of hunger

Reaping what’s sown: North Korea’s struggle for a bountiful harvest — in photos
NK News
NK News October 14, 2022
Exclusive photos show signs of economic rebound in North Korean capital
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Exclusive photos show signs of economic rebound in North Korean capital

Locally made goods and imported products fill some store shelves in images taken earlier this year

Exclusive photos show signs of economic rebound in North Korean capital
NK News
NK News September 22, 2022
From temples to ostrich farms: Where North Koreans go on vacation — in photos
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From temples to ostrich farms: Where North Koreans go on vacation — in photos

The DPRK has resumed domestic tourism since declaring victory over COVID, but travel remains impossible for many

From temples to ostrich farms: Where North Koreans go on vacation — in photos
NK News
NK News September 16, 2022
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