Wednesday, September 24, 2008

North Korea in pictures

The Big Picture reports: [edited]

Celebrating 60 years of existence this year, North Korea holds out as the last Stalinist state in the world. In such a restrictive society, it is difficult - if not impossible - for residents to get news of the outside world, and for the outside world to see in.

What photography comes out of North Korea is either state-produced, state-approved, or at the very least state-managed. Still, if you look over the following images with those restrictions in mind, one can still get some idea of life in North Korea in 2008.

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