The Boston Globe has a bleak but fascinating gallery of photographs from North Korea.

They were captured on a tour of Chinese visitors. I can’t say that Pyongyang looks like an inspiring destination…

If you’d like a game to occupy your afternoon with, count the lights in this photograph.

A caption informs us that the North Korean government is trying to show the “vitality and possibilities of their country”. Here’s the picture it’s attached to…


Children, by and large, are the happiest of people. It says a lot about North Korea that they couldn’t find a genuinely happy child.

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