Three takes on North Korea

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North Korea has a reputation for being closed off and private to those from outside the country.  Despite the restrictions, photojournalists find ways to document a country we do not often see up close.  Here are three views of present-day North Korea.

North korea's omnipresent leaders

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North Korea's history is centered around the most powerful government officials in the nation. These leaders are featured prominently in people's experiences throughout the country. Here you can find many of the ways their presence is felt throughout citizens' lives.

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portraits from North korea

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Photographer Ed Jones took pictures of residents from in and around Pyongyang, the North Korean capital.  Take a peek into a small part of their lives through these portraits.

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outside of pyongyang: the north korea you have not seen

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On the rare occasion outsiders are offered a look inside of North Korea, it is usually confined to the capital city.  See what lies beyond, with these views from outside Pyongyang.

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