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Wednesday Morning Slideshow: North Korea as “The Land of No Smiles”

May 27, 2009

At Foreign Policy, a rare look into daily life in North Korea:

Renowned documentary photographer Tomas van Houtryve entered North Korea by posing as a businessman looking to open a chocolate factory. Despite 24-hour surveillance by North Korean minders, he took arresting photographs of Pyongyang and its people—images rarely captured and even more rarely distributed in the West. They show stark glimmers of everyday life in the world’s last gulag.

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