A rare peek inside secretive North Korea

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North Korea is one of the most secretive countries in the world, with very few photos or information coming out of the country. Or getting in.

Though a famine in the 1990s decimated about a fifth of the population, North Korea still has one of the world’s largest militaries with more than 1 million active soldiers. And Chinese nuclear experts warned the United States that Pyongyang may have as many as 20 nuclear warheads.

But since the fall of the USSR, North Korea has been almost completely cut off from the rest of the world, with most residents unable to leave. Generally no photos are allowed and daily life is monitored and restricted. Large photos and statues of the nation’s leaders seem to be around every corner, in homes and in public spaces Read more…

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A rare peek inside secretive North Korea

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