February 21, 2024
On the border: North Korea’s remote gateway to the world — in photos

On the border: North Korea’s remote gateway to the world — in photos

The DPRK’s border with China and Russia is home to bridges, ports and more set to be at center of post-COVID reopening
Keeping pace in Pyongyang: A look back at North Korea’s last marathon

Keeping pace in Pyongyang: A look back at North Korea’s last marathon

Athletes likely to once again miss chance to see city unchaperoned as organizing committee says April race is canceled
North Korea rings in the new year with a propaganda spectacle on ice — in photos

North Korea rings in the new year with a propaganda spectacle on ice — in photos

Kim Jong Un took in fireworks, performances and applause at mass extravaganza that promoted state achievements in 2023
Portrait of a year: North Korea’s biggest moments of 2023 — in photos

Portrait of a year: North Korea’s biggest moments of 2023 — in photos

From satellites and air raid sirens to a soldier’s DMZ dash, photos tell the story of a busy 12 months for Pyongyang
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Signs of economic life bloom on the North Korea-China border — in photos

Signs of economic life bloom on the North Korea-China border — in photos

Trucks and trains carry goods back and forth daily, but small-scale traders in China still appear to be struggling
Mao suits, Sinuiju shoes: The fashion choices of North Korean men — in photos

Mao suits, Sinuiju shoes: The fashion choices of North Korean men — in photos

Men in DPRK cannot wear shorts or blue jeans or sport long hair, but some still find ways to display their individuality
Guiding lights: The North Koreans who chaperone foreign tourists — in photos

Guiding lights: The North Koreans who chaperone foreign tourists — in photos

Guides are mandatory for all DPRK tours and provide most visitors with their only real interaction with North Koreans
The faces of North Korea: Photos that spotlight the individual in the crowd

The faces of North Korea: Photos that spotlight the individual in the crowd

North Koreans disappear into the group at mass events, but their faces offer a window into their humanity
Photos: US-ROK special forces carry out maritime infiltration drills

Photos: US-ROK special forces carry out maritime infiltration drills

Training on South Korea’s east coast is part of ongoing summer exercises on defending against North Korean threats
Photos: US-ROK forces rid city of North Korea-like enemy in urban warfare drill

Photos: US-ROK forces rid city of North Korea-like enemy in urban warfare drill

Some 500 troops took part in training at fake city near DPRK border, though two allies’ soldiers operated independently