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Postcards from Pyongyang

Main Kim Il Sung Square and surrounding buildings are lit up on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of North Korea's founding. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Main Kim Il Sung Square and surrounding buildings are lit up on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of North Korea's founding. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Main Kim Il Sung Square and surrounding buildings are lit up on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of North Korea's founding. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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An employee works at a silk factory during a government organized visit for foreign reporters ahead of the 70th anniversary of North Korea's founding.   

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An employee works at a silk factory during a government organized visit for foreign reporters ahead of the 70th anniversary of North Korea's founding. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

An employee works at a silk factory during a government organized visit for foreign reporters ahead of the 70th anniversary of North Korea's founding. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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The 105-storey Ryugyong Hotel, the highest building under construction in North Korea. 
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The 105-storey Ryugyong Hotel, the highest building under construction in North Korea. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

The 105-storey Ryugyong Hotel, the highest building under construction in North Korea. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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A student sings during a class at a teachers' training college during a government organized visit for foreign reporters. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A student sings during a class at a teachers' training college during a government organized visit for foreign reporters. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A student sings during a class at a teachers' training college during a government organized visit for foreign reporters. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Residents pass by a painting featuring late North Korean leaders Kim Il-sung (L) and Kim Jong-il. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Residents pass by a painting featuring late North Korean leaders Kim Il-sung (L) and Kim Jong-il. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Residents pass by a painting featuring late North Korean leaders Kim Il-sung (L) and Kim Jong-il. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Employees enjoy a swimming pool at a silk factory during a government organized visit for foreign reporters. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Employees enjoy a swimming pool at a silk factory during a government organized visit for foreign reporters. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Employees enjoy a swimming pool at a silk factory during a government organized visit for foreign reporters. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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A truck drives past high rise buildings ahead of 70th anniversary of North Korea's founding. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A truck drives past high rise buildings ahead of 70th anniversary of North Korea's founding. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A truck drives past high rise buildings ahead of 70th anniversary of North Korea's founding. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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A girl is helped by a caretaker at a kindergarten and daycare for employees' children at a silk factory. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A girl is helped by a caretaker at a kindergarten and daycare for employees' children at a silk factory. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A girl is helped by a caretaker at a kindergarten and daycare for employees' children at a silk factory. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Students study in a class at a teachers' training college. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Students study in a class at a teachers' training college. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Students study in a class at a teachers' training college. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Policemen control the traffic at a square. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Policemen control the traffic at a square. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Policemen control the traffic at a square. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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A woman guards stand at the gate of a cosmetic factory during a government organized visit for foreign reporters. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A woman guards stand at the gate of a cosmetic factory during a government organized visit for foreign reporters. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A woman guards stand at the gate of a cosmetic factory during a government organized visit for foreign reporters. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Employees work at a cosmetic factory during a government organized visit for foreign reporters. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Employees work at a cosmetic factory during a government organized visit for foreign reporters. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Employees work at a cosmetic factory during a government organized visit for foreign reporters. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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A swing in the form of a missile is seen at a kindergarten and day care for employees' children at a silk factory. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A swing in the form of a missile is seen at a kindergarten and day care for employees' children at a silk factory. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A swing in the form of a missile is seen at a kindergarten and day care for employees' children at a silk factory. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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A man looks out of a bus. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A man looks out of a bus. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A man looks out of a bus. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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A model of a missile is seen inside a class at a teachers' training college. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A model of a missile is seen inside a class at a teachers' training college. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A model of a missile is seen inside a class at a teachers' training college. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Students use VR glasses during a class at a teachers' training college. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Students use VR glasses during a class at a teachers' training college. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Students use VR glasses during a class at a teachers' training college. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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A soldier stands next to his motorcycle. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A soldier stands next to his motorcycle. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A soldier stands next to his motorcycle. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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A man walks on a street as its decorated ahead of the 70th anniversary of North Korea's founding. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A man walks on a street as its decorated ahead of the 70th anniversary of North Korea's founding. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A man walks on a street as its decorated ahead of the 70th anniversary of North Korea's founding. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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An employee works at a silk factory. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

An employee works at a silk factory. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

An employee works at a silk factory. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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An employee works at a cosmetic factory during a government organized visit for foreign reporters. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

An employee works at a cosmetic factory during a government organized visit for foreign reporters. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

An employee works at a cosmetic factory during a government organized visit for foreign reporters. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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A teacher stands under the portraits of late North Korean leaders Kim Il-sung (L) and Kim Jong-il during a lecture at a teachers' training college. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A teacher stands under the portraits of late North Korean leaders Kim Il-sung (L) and Kim Jong-il during a lecture at a teachers' training college. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A teacher stands under the portraits of late North Korean leaders Kim Il-sung (L) and Kim Jong-il during a lecture at a teachers' training college. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Employees run towards their department at a silk factory. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Employees run towards their department at a silk factory. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Employees run towards their department at a silk factory. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Commuters travel in a bus. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Commuters travel in a bus. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Commuters travel in a bus. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Children sing in a kindergarten and day care for employees' children at a silk factory. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Children sing in a kindergarten and day care for employees' children at a silk factory. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Children sing in a kindergarten and day care for employees' children at a silk factory. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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A woman carries her daughter as she waits to cross a street. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A woman carries her daughter as she waits to cross a street. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A woman carries her daughter as she waits to cross a street. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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An employee works at a cosmetic factory during a government organized visit for foreign reporters. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

An employee works at a cosmetic factory during a government organized visit for foreign reporters. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

An employee works at a cosmetic factory during a government organized visit for foreign reporters. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Employees work at a cosmetic factory during a government organized visit for foreign reporters. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Employees work at a cosmetic factory during a government organized visit for foreign reporters. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Employees work at a cosmetic factory during a government organized visit for foreign reporters. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Toddlers sing at a kindergarten for farmer's children employed at a cooperative farm during a government organized visit for foreign reporters. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Toddlers sing at a kindergarten for farmer's children employed at a cooperative farm during a government organized visit for foreign reporters. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Toddlers sing at a kindergarten for farmer's children employed at a cooperative farm during a government organized visit for foreign reporters. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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A trial room is seen at a cosmetic factory during a government organized visit for foreign reporters. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A trial room is seen at a cosmetic factory during a government organized visit for foreign reporters. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A trial room is seen at a cosmetic factory during a government organized visit for foreign reporters. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Products are seen displayed at a cosmetic factory during a government organized visit for foreign reporters. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Products are seen displayed at a cosmetic factory during a government organized visit for foreign reporters. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Products are seen displayed at a cosmetic factory during a government organized visit for foreign reporters. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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An overseas North Korean citizen leaves flowers in mark of respect in front of paintings featuring late North Korean leaders Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il at a silk factory. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

An overseas North Korean citizen leaves flowers in mark of respect in front of paintings featuring late North Korean leaders Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il at a silk factory. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

An overseas North Korean citizen leaves flowers in mark of respect in front of paintings featuring late North Korean leaders Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il at a silk factory. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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The 105-storey Ryugyong Hotel, the highest building under construction in North Korea. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

The 105-storey Ryugyong Hotel, the highest building under construction in North Korea. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

The 105-storey Ryugyong Hotel, the highest building under construction in North Korea. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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