North Korea is one of the most secretive countries in the world for a variety of reasons. Certainly the country would like its citizens to feel as though it is much stronger and more important in the world’s place than it really is. The country’s leaders also have an awful lot of vanity playing into the situation and the country doesn’t want to the rest of the world to see. The country puts rules on what people can take pictures of, as a way of making sure that those pics don’t actually get out into the public. There was one photographer who was able to get into the country and out, and he took a number of photos that show us what North Korea is really like.

Notice Anything Odd About This Picture?

While North Korean authorities love to have people take pictures of people using devices like computers, they get angry once it becomes obvious the picture shows there isn’t any electricity.

Inside of Buildings

While North Korea carefully maintains the outer parts of buildings in Pyongang, they often have to leave the inside barren and desolate because they just don’t have a ton of money.

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