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North Korea's eclectic architecture

High-rise buildings are seen in Pyongyang, North Korea.     REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

High-rise buildings are seen in Pyongyang, North Korea. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

High-rise buildings are seen in Pyongyang, North Korea. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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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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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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The unfinished 105-storey Ryugyong Hotel is seen lit up in Pyongyang. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

The unfinished 105-storey Ryugyong Hotel is seen lit up in Pyongyang. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

The unfinished 105-storey Ryugyong Hotel is seen lit up in Pyongyang. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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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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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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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 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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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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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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High-rise buildings in Pyongyang. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

High-rise buildings in Pyongyang. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

High-rise buildings in Pyongyang. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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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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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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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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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 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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Silk factory employees pass a high-rise on their way to work. 
 
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Silk factory employees pass a high-rise on their way to work. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Silk factory employees pass a high-rise on their way to work. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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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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A view of the Pyongyang skyline, with the unfinished 105-storey Ryugyong Hotel.  REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A view of the Pyongyang skyline, with the unfinished 105-storey Ryugyong Hotel. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A view of the Pyongyang skyline, with the unfinished 105-storey Ryugyong Hotel. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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