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North Korea's eclectic architecture

A view of the Sci-Tech Complex in Pyongyang. 


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A view of the Sci-Tech Complex in Pyongyang. REUTERS/KCNA

A view of the Sci-Tech Complex in Pyongyang. REUTERS/KCNA
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A view of Pyongyang's Mirae Scientists Street. 


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A view of Pyongyang's Mirae Scientists Street. REUTERS/KCNA

A view of Pyongyang's Mirae Scientists Street. REUTERS/KCNA
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The Monument to the Foundation of the Workers' Party in Pyongyang. 

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The Monument to the Foundation of the Workers' Party in Pyongyang. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

The Monument to the Foundation of the Workers' Party in Pyongyang. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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The Sci-Tech Complex in Pyongyang. 


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The Sci-Tech Complex in Pyongyang. REUTERS/KCNA

The Sci-Tech Complex in Pyongyang. REUTERS/KCNA
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A metro station interior in Pyongyang. 


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A metro station interior in Pyongyang. REUTERS/Yuri Maltsev

A metro station interior in Pyongyang. REUTERS/Yuri Maltsev
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A soldier in central Pyongyang. 


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A soldier in central Pyongyang. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A soldier in central Pyongyang. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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A man walks in front of a replica of a Unha-3 rocket displayed in Pyongyang. 


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A man walks in front of a replica of a Unha-3 rocket displayed in Pyongyang. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A man walks in front of a replica of a Unha-3 rocket displayed in Pyongyang. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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A view of the Wonsan Baby Home and Orphanage. 

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A view of the Wonsan Baby Home and Orphanage. REUTERS/KCNA

A view of the Wonsan Baby Home and Orphanage. REUTERS/KCNA
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Soldiers walk in front of the Monument to the Foundation of the Workers' Party in Pyongyang. 


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Soldiers walk in front of the Monument to the Foundation of the Workers' Party in Pyongyang. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Soldiers walk in front of the Monument to the Foundation of the Workers' Party in Pyongyang. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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A picture of North Korea's founder Kim Il-sung on a building in Pyongyang.    


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A picture of North Korea's founder Kim Il-sung on a building in Pyongyang. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A picture of North Korea's founder Kim Il-sung on a building in Pyongyang. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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The Munsu Water Park in Pyongyang. 



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The Munsu Water Park in Pyongyang. REUTERS/KCNA

The Munsu Water Park in Pyongyang. REUTERS/KCNA
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Fireworks explode in the sky over high rise buildings in Pyongyang. 


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Fireworks explode in the sky over high rise buildings in Pyongyang. REUTERS/KCNA

Fireworks explode in the sky over high rise buildings in Pyongyang. REUTERS/KCNA
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General view of the May Day Stadium in Pyongyang. 

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General view of the May Day Stadium in Pyongyang. REUTERS/KCNA

General view of the May Day Stadium in Pyongyang. REUTERS/KCNA
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The top of the 105-storey Ryugyong Hotel in Pyongyang. 


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The top of the 105-storey Ryugyong Hotel in Pyongyang. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

The top of the 105-storey Ryugyong Hotel in Pyongyang. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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A residential building in central Pyongyang. 


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A residential building in central Pyongyang. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A residential building in central Pyongyang. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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A member of staff looks from the balcony inside the Mangyongdae Children's Palace in central Pyongyang. 



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A member of staff looks from the balcony inside the Mangyongdae Children's Palace in central Pyongyang. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A member of staff looks from the balcony inside the Mangyongdae Children's Palace in central Pyongyang. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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The Arch of Reunification in Pyongyang. 


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The Arch of Reunification in Pyongyang. REUTERS/Yuri Maltsev

The Arch of Reunification in Pyongyang. REUTERS/Yuri Maltsev
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Children attending the Congress of the Korean Children's Union (KCU) at the April 25 House of Culture in Pyongyang. 


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Children attending the Congress of the Korean Children's Union (KCU) at the April 25 House of Culture in Pyongyang. REUTERS/KCNA

Children attending the Congress of the Korean Children's Union (KCU) at the April 25 House of Culture in Pyongyang. REUTERS/KCNA
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The Ryugyong Kimchi Factory. 



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The Ryugyong Kimchi Factory. KCNA/ via REUTERS

The Ryugyong Kimchi Factory. KCNA/ via REUTERS
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Portraits of late North Korean leaders Kim Jong-il and Kim Il-sung (L) are lit at night in Pyongyang, July 24, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Portraits of late North Korean leaders Kim Jong-il and Kim Il-sung (L) are lit at night in Pyongyang, July 24, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Portraits of late North Korean leaders Kim Jong-il and Kim Il-sung (L) are lit at night in Pyongyang, July 24, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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Statues of North Korea's founder Kim Il Sung and former leader Kim Jong Il at Mansudae hill in Pyongyang. 


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Statues of North Korea's founder Kim Il Sung and former leader Kim Jong Il at Mansudae hill in Pyongyang. REUTERS/KCNA

Statues of North Korea's founder Kim Il Sung and former leader Kim Jong Il at Mansudae hill in Pyongyang. REUTERS/KCNA
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Solar panels facing the sun from balconies of an apartment building in Mangyongdae District, Pyongyang. 


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Solar panels facing the sun from balconies of an apartment building in Mangyongdae District, Pyongyang. REUTERS/Staff

Solar panels facing the sun from balconies of an apartment building in Mangyongdae District, Pyongyang. REUTERS/Staff
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Members of the women's union take part in a dancing party at the plaza of the Arch of Triumph for the 83rd anniversary of the founding of the Korean People's Army (KPA), in Pyongyang, April 25, 2015. REUTERS/KCNA

Members of the women's union take part in a dancing party at the plaza of the Arch of Triumph for the 83rd anniversary of the founding of the Korean People's Army (KPA), in Pyongyang, April 25, 2015. REUTERS/KCNA

Members of the women's union take part in a dancing party at the plaza of the Arch of Triumph for the 83rd anniversary of the founding of the Korean People's Army (KPA), in Pyongyang, April 25, 2015. REUTERS/KCNA
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un outside the Wonsan Baby Home and Orphanage. 

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un outside the Wonsan Baby Home and Orphanage. REUTERS/KCNA

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un outside the Wonsan Baby Home and Orphanage. REUTERS/KCNA
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