Here’s A Rare And Intimate Look At Everyday Life In North Korea...

Here’s A Rare And Intimate Look At Everyday Life In North Korea (PHOTOS)

By Salisu Sulaimon | Sub-Editor on March 27, 2014
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, North Korea
North Korean Leader, Kim Jong Un

It is no secret that North Korea is a highly secretive country that usually bars visitors from taking photos of its cities and its people – with few exceptions.

One of such exceptions was made when David Guttenfelder, the Associated Press’ chief photographer in Asia, was in the country in 2013.

Guttenfelder took full advantage of the opportunity, wasting no time snapping photos of everyday life in the mysterious Hermit Kingdom. Here is a collection of some of the images Guttenfelder posted to Instagram as published by The Blaze

“Tractor, wagon, & bicycle in the North Korean countryside.”

Image source: David Guttenfelder/Instagram

Image source: David Guttenfelder/Instagram

“Pedestrians in Pyongyang.”

Image source: David Guttenfelder/AP

Image source: David Guttenfelder/AP

“A North Korean nurse studies in a hallway at a pediatric hospital in #Pyongyang.”

Image source: David Guttenfelder/AP.

Image source: David Guttenfelder/AP.

“North Korean subway commuters gather around a public newspaper stand on the train platform in #Pyongyang to read the headlines about Jang Song Thaek, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s uncle who was executed as a traitor”

Image source: David Guttenfelder/AP

Image source: David Guttenfelder/AP

“A wall chart showing examples of various teeth conditions hangs inside a dental clinic in Pyongyang, North Korea.”

Image source: David Guttenfelder/AP.

Image source: David Guttenfelder/AP.

“Residents of #Pyongyang walk by a mosaic of the late leader Kim Jong Il in the 2nd anniversary if his death.”

Image source: David Guttenfelder/AP.

Image source: David Guttenfelder/AP.

“A pre-school playground set, shaped like the North Korean Unha rocket near #Pyongyang”

Image source: David Guttenfelder/AP.

Image source: David Guttenfelder/AP.

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