August 13, 2022
How North Korea celebrates ‘victory’ in the Korean War — in photos

How North Korea celebrates ‘victory’ in the Korean War — in photos

The armistice was signed 69 years ago this week, marking what DPRK says was a glorious success over South Korea and US
Photos: Inside North Korea's propaganda village next to Panmunjom

Photos: Inside North Korea's propaganda village next to Panmunjom

A close-up look at run-down buildings and signs of life in Kijong-dong and at the nearby Kaesong Industrial Complex
The lives disrupted by COVID-19 in North Korea — in photos

The lives disrupted by COVID-19 in North Korea — in photos

State media has reported nearly 5 million suspected cases during ongoing outbreak, with vulnerable North Koreans at risk
Snapshot North Korea: Photos from the inter-Korean border amid drought and COVID

Snapshot North Korea: Photos from the inter-Korean border amid drought and COVID

Farmers plant rice, soldiers stand guard at border posts and nuns send prayers north
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Life imitating art: How North Korean propaganda shapes children — in photos

Life imitating art: How North Korean propaganda shapes children — in photos

The DPRK uses music, slogans and art to indoctrinate citizens in the state’s socialist juche ideology from a young age
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
‘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