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Daily life in North Korea

A photo taken on June 15, 2018 shows a general view of the Pyongyang city skyline. Donald Trump dangled the carrot of foreign investment in front of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at their nuclear summit, but analysts say few will want to put money into one of the highest-risk business environments in the world. AFP
A boy runs past the landmark Juche tower, through Kim Il Sung square in Pyongyang on June 10, 2018. AFP
In a photo taken on June 16, 2018 commuters ride a bus through Kim Il Sung square in Pyongyang. AFP
A man pushes a bicycle and child across a street in Kaesong on June 11, 2018. AFP
Pedestrians pass through Kim Il Sung square in central Pyongyang on June 12, 2018. AFP
A child stands against a wall on a street in Pyongyang on June 12, 2018. AFP
A cyclist passes a fast-food burger stall on a street in Pyongyang on June 12, 2018. AFP
In a photo taken on June 16, 2018 a child eats ice cream outside a department store in Pyongyang. AFP
A man carries a taxidermy falcon on the basket of his bicycle in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, July 24, 2018. AP
People pause to watch a news broadcast announcing the Singapore summit meeting between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump, on a giant television screen outside the central railway station in Pyongyang on June 13, 2018. AFP
A tour guide waits on a viewing deck of the Arch of Triumph in Pyongyang on June 10, 2018. AFP
North Koreans watch a television screen showing footage of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attending a summit in Singapore with US President Donald Trump, in Pyongyang on June 14, 2018. North Korean TV on June 14 aired the news reel on Kim Jong Un's summit with President Trump in Singapore this week, describing Kim as a leader revered by the whole world. AFP
Swimwear is displayed for sale at a leisure centre in Pyongyang on June 17, 2018. Donald Trump dangled the carrot of foreign investment in front of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at their nuclear summit, but analysts say few will want to put money into one of the highest-risk business environments in the world. AFP
A guide shows hairstyles for women hanging on the wall at a hair salon at the Munsu Water Park during in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, July 24, 2018
. AP
People play pool at a leisure centre in Pyongyang on June 17, 2018. AFP
Customers sit in chairs at a hairdresser at a leisure centre in Pyongyang on June 17, 2018. AFP
A cashier counts money at at Pyongyang House of Sweet Meat, a restaurant specialized in dishes made of dog meat, in Pyongyang, North Korea, Wednesday, July 25, 2018. Euphemistically known as 'dangogi,' or sweet meat, dog has long been believed to be a stamina food in North and South Korea and is traditionally eaten during the hottest time of the year, giving a sad twist to old saying 'dog days of summer.' AP
A swimmer poses with a bear statue at the Munsu water park in Pyongyang on June 17, 2018. AFP
A photo taken on June 16, 2018 shows people playing a shooting computer game at a bowling alley in Pyongyang. AFP
A conductor stands before an entrance gate at a subway station of the Pyongyang metro on June 13, 2018. AFP
A conductor changes the newspaper to the latest edition showing images of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore, at a news stand on a subway platform of the Pyongyang metro on June 12, 2018. AFP
In this photo taken on June 15, 2018 female students take part in cooking lessons at the Kang Pan Sok military academy in Pyongyang. AFP
Pedestrians are walking along a sidewalk on a street in Pyongyang on June 12, 2018. AFP
This general view shows performers in formation in a public square beneath the Arch of Triumph in Pyongyang on June 10, 2018. The gathering was understood to be a rehearsal for an expected upcoming Arirang Mass Games event in September. AFP
A girl performs on stage at Mangyongdae Children's Palace in Pyongyang, North Korea, Thursday, July 26, 2018. Mangyongdae Children's Palace is for talented school children to attend extracurricular classes and a popular place for tourists to visit during their stay in the capital. AP
Schoolgirls sit on a couch at the Mangyongdae Children's Palace in Pyongyang, North Korea, Thursday, July 26, 2018. Mangyongdae Children's Palace is for talented school children to attend extracurricular classes and a popular place for tourists to visit during their stay in the capital. AP
Girls dance in a studio at the Mangyongdae Children's Palace in Pyongyang, North Korea, Thursday, July 26, 2018. Mangyongdae Children's Palace is for talented school children to attend extracurricular classes and a popular place for tourists to visit during their stay in the capital. AP
This photo taken on June 12, 2018 shows an employee of the Ryo Won Footwear Factory working on a production line making shoes in Pyongyang. AFP
This photo taken on June 12, 2018 shows an employee of the Ryo Won Footwear Factory operating a sewing machine in Pyongyang. AFP
A general view shows houses and fields outside Kaesong city on June 11, 2018. AFP
Korean People's Army soldier Leiutenant Colonel Hwang Myong Min stands at the entrance to the Armistice Signing Hall near the truce village of Panmunjom on the North Korean side of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating North and South Korea, near Kaesong on June 11, 2018. The Korean War Armistice Agreement was signed on July 27, 1953. AFP
Korean People's Army soldiers stand beneath the entrance to a pavillion before the Military Demarcation Line (MDL) at the truce village of Panmunjom on the North Korean side of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating North and South Korea on June 11, 2018. AFP
A photo taken on June 15, 2018 shows a general view of the Pyongyang city skyline. Donald Trump dangled the carrot of foreign investment in front of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at their nuclear summit, but analysts say few will want to put money into one of the highest-risk business environments in the world. AFP
A boy runs past the landmark Juche tower, through Kim Il Sung square in Pyongyang on June 10, 2018. AFP
In a photo taken on June 16, 2018 commuters ride a bus through Kim Il Sung square in Pyongyang. AFP
A man pushes a bicycle and child across a street in Kaesong on June 11, 2018. AFP
Pedestrians pass through Kim Il Sung square in central Pyongyang on June 12, 2018. AFP
A child stands against a wall on a street in Pyongyang on June 12, 2018. AFP
A cyclist passes a fast-food burger stall on a street in Pyongyang on June 12, 2018. AFP
In a photo taken on June 16, 2018 a child eats ice cream outside a department store in Pyongyang. AFP
A man carries a taxidermy falcon on the basket of his bicycle in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, July 24, 2018. AP
People pause to watch a news broadcast announcing the Singapore summit meeting between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump, on a giant television screen outside the central railway station in Pyongyang on June 13, 2018. AFP
A tour guide waits on a viewing deck of the Arch of Triumph in Pyongyang on June 10, 2018. AFP
North Koreans watch a television screen showing footage of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attending a summit in Singapore with US President Donald Trump, in Pyongyang on June 14, 2018. North Korean TV on June 14 aired the news reel on Kim Jong Un's summit with President Trump in Singapore this week, describing Kim as a leader revered by the whole world. AFP
Swimwear is displayed for sale at a leisure centre in Pyongyang on June 17, 2018. Donald Trump dangled the carrot of foreign investment in front of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at their nuclear summit, but analysts say few will want to put money into one of the highest-risk business environments in the world. AFP
A guide shows hairstyles for women hanging on the wall at a hair salon at the Munsu Water Park during in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, July 24, 2018
. AP
People play pool at a leisure centre in Pyongyang on June 17, 2018. AFP
Customers sit in chairs at a hairdresser at a leisure centre in Pyongyang on June 17, 2018. AFP
A cashier counts money at at Pyongyang House of Sweet Meat, a restaurant specialized in dishes made of dog meat, in Pyongyang, North Korea, Wednesday, July 25, 2018. Euphemistically known as 'dangogi,' or sweet meat, dog has long been believed to be a stamina food in North and South Korea and is traditionally eaten during the hottest time of the year, giving a sad twist to old saying 'dog days of summer.' AP
A swimmer poses with a bear statue at the Munsu water park in Pyongyang on June 17, 2018. AFP
A photo taken on June 16, 2018 shows people playing a shooting computer game at a bowling alley in Pyongyang. AFP
A conductor stands before an entrance gate at a subway station of the Pyongyang metro on June 13, 2018. AFP
A conductor changes the newspaper to the latest edition showing images of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore, at a news stand on a subway platform of the Pyongyang metro on June 12, 2018. AFP
In this photo taken on June 15, 2018 female students take part in cooking lessons at the Kang Pan Sok military academy in Pyongyang. AFP
Pedestrians are walking along a sidewalk on a street in Pyongyang on June 12, 2018. AFP
This general view shows performers in formation in a public square beneath the Arch of Triumph in Pyongyang on June 10, 2018. The gathering was understood to be a rehearsal for an expected upcoming Arirang Mass Games event in September. AFP
A girl performs on stage at Mangyongdae Children's Palace in Pyongyang, North Korea, Thursday, July 26, 2018. Mangyongdae Children's Palace is for talented school children to attend extracurricular classes and a popular place for tourists to visit during their stay in the capital. AP
Schoolgirls sit on a couch at the Mangyongdae Children's Palace in Pyongyang, North Korea, Thursday, July 26, 2018. Mangyongdae Children's Palace is for talented school children to attend extracurricular classes and a popular place for tourists to visit during their stay in the capital. AP
Girls dance in a studio at the Mangyongdae Children's Palace in Pyongyang, North Korea, Thursday, July 26, 2018. Mangyongdae Children's Palace is for talented school children to attend extracurricular classes and a popular place for tourists to visit during their stay in the capital. AP
This photo taken on June 12, 2018 shows an employee of the Ryo Won Footwear Factory working on a production line making shoes in Pyongyang. AFP
This photo taken on June 12, 2018 shows an employee of the Ryo Won Footwear Factory operating a sewing machine in Pyongyang. AFP
A general view shows houses and fields outside Kaesong city on June 11, 2018. AFP
Korean People's Army soldier Leiutenant Colonel Hwang Myong Min stands at the entrance to the Armistice Signing Hall near the truce village of Panmunjom on the North Korean side of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating North and South Korea, near Kaesong on June 11, 2018. The Korean War Armistice Agreement was signed on July 27, 1953. AFP
Korean People's Army soldiers stand beneath the entrance to a pavillion before the Military Demarcation Line (MDL) at the truce village of Panmunjom on the North Korean side of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating North and South Korea on June 11, 2018. AFP
Choi Won-suk wschoi@ktimes.com
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