May 20, 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
‘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
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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
China's largest North Korea border city after two years of COVID-19 — in photos

China's largest North Korea border city after two years of COVID-19 — in photos

Pandemic restrictions appear to have disrupted several North Korea-related businesses in China's Dandong
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