May 22, 2022
High-rises to harmonica houses: The places North Koreans call home — in photos

High-rises to harmonica houses: The places North Koreans call home — in photos

Unequal living standards across the DPRK have resulted in diverse housing styles, some more comfortable than others
Photos: Exploring Baengnyeong-do, one of South Korea's most remote islands near the North

Photos: Exploring Baengnyeong-do, one of South Korea's most remote islands near the North

Island offers various ways to see and experience North Korea, heavy military presence and stunning scenery
‘Father Generalissimo is our eternal sun’: The cult of Kim Il Sung — in photos

‘Father Generalissimo is our eternal sun’: The cult of Kim Il Sung — in photos

North Korea’s founding leader looms as a god-like figure in state propaganda, especially around his April 15 birthday
Climate change and North Korea’s precarious natural beauty — in photos

Climate change and North Korea’s precarious natural beauty — in photos

DPRK has taken some actions to combat global warming but faces daunting environmental problems
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‘Women are flowers’: How North Korean women navigate gender norms — in photos

‘Women are flowers’: How North Korean women navigate gender norms — in photos

While the state demands cultural purity, women in the DPRK also find ways to define beauty and success on their terms
Mothers, soldiers, laborers: The roles of women in North Korea — in photos

Mothers, soldiers, laborers: The roles of women in North Korea — in photos

The DPRK claims to have established gender equality, but reality often doesn’t live up to the official pronouncements
On a wartime footing: North Korea’s ubiquitous military propaganda — in photos

On a wartime footing: North Korea’s ubiquitous military propaganda — in photos

Posters, slogans and even cartoons bombard citizens with commands to carry out their work like revolutionary soldiers
Family feasts and festive fireworks: North Korea’s new year holidays — in photos

Family feasts and festive fireworks: North Korea’s new year holidays — in photos

The DPRK celebrates the new year under both the lunar and Gregorian calendars, but in very different ways
Cold beer, dancing and elephants: Socializing in North Korea - in photos

Cold beer, dancing and elephants: Socializing in North Korea - in photos

There's no shortage of things to do and places to gather in the DPRK, COVID-19 notwithstanding
Photos: Toothpaste, candies and an IV — North Korean trash washes up in South Korea

Photos: Toothpaste, candies and an IV — North Korean trash washes up in South Korea

Scores of empty toothpaste tubes among a diverse selection of trash washed up from the North