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25 Pictures Smuggled Out of North Korea That Kim Jong-un Doesn’t Want You to See

13. Many people use bicycles to travel long distances and tired people are a common sight. 

Tired North Korean People
Image Source: Eric Lafforgue

These two were probably getting some rest before starting again.

14. Two children collecting loose corn in Begaebong streets. Taking pictures of malnourished people and poverty is forbidden in the country.

Children Gathering Corn
Image Source: Eric Lafforgue

15. Showing poverty is forbidden, but then display of wealth is frowned upon too. Lefforgue found this car belonging to one of Pyongyang’s elite who were having a BBQ in a park on a Sunday afternoon.

Expensive Car of North Korean Elite
Image Source: Eric Lafforgue
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16. The subway in Pyongyang is considered the deepest in the world as it also doubles as a bomb shelter. Someone saw Lefforgue taking the picture and told him to delete it because it included the tunnel.

Subway in Pyongyong
Image Source: Eric Lafforgue

17. A picture seen very often in the west with a caption saying North Koreans eat grass, something the guides don’t allow you to see or take pictures of. 

Grass picking
Image Source: Eric Lafforgue

18. The roads so free of traffic, they are as good as empty.

Traffic Free Roads
Image Source: Michal Huniewicz
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19. A shop that tourists aren’t usually allowed into. Huniewicz managed to sneak in for ten seconds and take this picture before his guide took him out. According to Huniewicz, the guide probably didn’t see him taking those pictures.

North Korean Store
Image Source: Michal Huniewicz

20. The delphinium in Pyongyang where you are only allowed to take pictures of the dolphins, but not the soldiers, who apparently constitute the majority of viewers. 

Animal show
Image Source: Michal Huniewicz

21. A man having a bath in a river near his town. 

A Man bathing
Image credit: Michal Huniewicz
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22. Though there are strict bans on black market, the “grey market”, according to Huniewicz, is very common. You often can see people selling cigarettes or sweets for a little extra money. 

vendors
Image credit: Michal Huniewicz

23. Though cars are becoming common in Pyongyang, the local people there are still getting used to seeing them on the roads. 

Kids playing on the road
Image credit: Michal Huniewicz

24. Public transportation in North Korea is almost non-existent and the people there actually need permit to go from one place to another. Sometimes you can come across soldiers hitchhiking on the highways. 

soldiers hitchhiking
Image credit: Michal Huniewicz

25. They aren’t playing around in that photograph. They are construction workers at work. The safety standards are extremely low in the country. 

Construction workers
Image credit: Michal Huniewicz
[sources: express, Michael Huniewicz]

Also see: 26 Weird and Bizarre Facts about North Korea that reveal the horrifying truth about life there

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