Inside North Korea

Associated Press photographer David Guttenfelder

is in North Korea and has been documenting scenes around the country

that offer a glimpse into a largely unseen side of North Korea,

capturing images of daily life that are at times quirky, at other times

haunting.

People visit giant statues of the late North Korean leaders, Kim Il Sung, left, and his son Kim Jong Il, in Pyongyang, North Korea, Monday, April 15, 2013. Oblivious to international tensions over a possible North Korean missile launch, Pyongyang residents spilled into the streets Monday to celebrate a major national holiday, the birthday of their first leader, Kim Il Sung. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT, NO LICENSING IN CHINA, HONG KONG, JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA AND FRANCE

A man, center, supervises a dancing group during a mass folk dance in front of the Pyongyang Indoor Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea, Monday, April 15, 2013. Oblivious to international tensions over a possible North Korean missile launch, Pyongyang residents spilled into the streets Monday to celebrate a major national holiday, the birthday of their first leader, Kim Il Sung. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)

A man, center, supervises a dancing group during a mass folk dance in front of the Pyongyang Indoor Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea, Monday, April 15, 2013. Oblivious to international tensions over a possible North Korean missile launch, Pyongyang residents spilled into the streets Monday to celebrate a major national holiday, the birthday of their first leader, Kim Il Sung. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)

A woman looks at North Korean territory next to dolls of South Korean soldiers at the unification observation post near the border village of Panmunjom, which has separated the two Koreas since the Korean War, in Paju, north of Seoul, South Korea, Monday, April 15, 2013. Foreign governments have been struggling to assess how seriously to take North Korea's recent torrent of rhetoric — including warnings of possible nuclear war — as it expresses its anger over continuing U.S.-South Korea military maneuvers just across the border. Officials in South Korea, the United States and Japan say intelligence indicates that North Korean officials, fresh off an underground nuclear test in February, are ready to launch a medium-range missile. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

People visit a flower show featuring thousands of Kimilsungia flowers, named after the late leader Kim Il Sung, in Pyongyang, North Korea, Friday, April 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)

In this Feb. 16, 2013 photo taken with an iPhone and posted to Instagram on Feb. 16 , 2013, North Korean school boys play with an Associated Press photographer's professional camera in front of statues of the late leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, on Mansu Hill in Pyongyang, North Korea. On Jan. 18, 2013, foreigners were allowed for the first time to bring mobile phones into North Korea. And this week the local service provider, Koryolink, is allowing foreigners to access the Internet on a data capable 3G connection on mobile phones.(AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

In this Feb. 20, 2013 photo taken with an iPhone and posted to Instagram on Feb. 21, 2013, North Korean nurses care for infants in cribs inside a maternity hospital, in Pyongyang, North Korea. On Jan. 18, 2013, foreigners were allowed for the first time to bring mobile phones into North Korea. And this week the local service provider, Koryolink, is allowing foreigners to access the Internet on a data capable 3G connection on mobile phones. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

In this Jan. 8, 2013 photo taken with an iPod Touch and posted to instagram on Jan. 8, 2013, North Koreans walk along a Pyongyang street and seen through a coffee shop window curtain. On Jan. 18, 2013, foreigners were allowed for the first time to bring mobile phones into North Korea. And this week the local service provider, Koryolink, is allowing foreigners to access the Internet on a data capable 3G connection on mobile phones. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

In this Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 photo posted to Instagram on Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, a North Korean guide uses a pointer at the start of a tour of an historic site in Pyongyang. On Jan. 18, 2013, foreigners were allowed for the first time to bring mobile phones into North Korea. And this week the local service provider, Koryolink, is allowing foreigners to access the Internet on a data capable 3G connection on mobile phones. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

Female North Korean traffic police officers gather in front of bronze statues of the late leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il to pay their respects in Pyongyang, North Korea on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013. North Koreans turned out to commemorate what would have been the 71th birthday of Kim Jong Il who died on Dec. 17, 2011. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

A North Korean woman sings karaoke at the Hyangsan Hotel at the foot of Mount Myohyang, North Korea, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

North Korean synchronized swimmers perform at a mass synchronized swimming exhibition event in Pyongyang on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

Photos showing example hair styles hang inside a barber shop in Pyongyang, North Korea on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

Photos showing example hair styles hang inside a hair salon in Pyongyang, North Korea on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

A North Korean portrait photographer instructs North Korean soldiers to pose for a picture under a mosaic of the late leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il at an exhibition in Pyongyang on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013 where Kimjongilia flowers, named after Kim Jong Il, were on display. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

North Korean soldiers gather along a Pyongyang street during heavy snowfall on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

North Koreans pedestrians pass under a bridge in Pyongyang on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

A North Korean musical performance is held in Pyongyang with the words "Let's strike the imperialists mercilessly with the same success we had carrying out the 3rd nuclear test" projected on a screen, on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

A North Korean musical performance is held in Pyongyang with the words "Let's strike the imperialists mercilessly with the same success we had carrying out the 3rd nuclear test" projected on a screen, on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

North Korean soldiers ride an escalator past a model of their country's Unha Rocket as they enter an exhibition in Pyongyang on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013 where Kimjongilia flowers, named after the late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, were on display. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

Young North Korean synchronized swimmers perform at an exhibition event in Pyongyang on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

A North Korean nurse looks out of a window at a neighborhood health clinic in Pyongyang, North Korea on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

A 2013 calendar, showing a picture of North Korea's Unha-3 rocket, hangs inside a hair salon in Pyongyang, North Korea on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

North Korean soldiers lay flowers at the base of bronze statues of the late leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il to pay their respects in Pyongyang, North Korea on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013. North Koreans turned out to commemorate what would have been the 71th birthday of Kim Jong Il who died on Dec. 17, 2011. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

Offerings of flowers are lined up as North Koreans bow in front of bronze statues of the late leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il to pay their respects in Pyongyang, North Korea on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013. North Koreans turned out to commemorate what would have been the 71th birthday of Kim Jong Il who died on Dec. 17, 2011. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

North Koreans cross a railroad bridge over a riverbed south of Mount Myohyang, and north of the capital city of Pyongyang, North Korea, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

North Korean cameramen use an elevated boom camera, left, and a older film camera, right, to cover the opening ceremony of a figure skating exhibition event at an ice skating rink in Pyongyang, North Korea on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

North Koreans carry bundles on their backs as they cross a frozen lake north of the capital city of Pyongyang, North Korea on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

A North Korean traffic policeman on a motorcycle patrols a street in central Pyongyang, North Korea on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

North Korean pedestrians walk along a nighttime street in central Pyongyang, North Korea on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

FILE - In this Sunday, April 15, 2012 file photo, a North Korean vehicle carrying a missile passes by during a mass military parade in Pyongyang's Kim Il Sung Square to celebrate the centenary of the birth of the late North Korean founder Kim Il Sung. North Korea has moved a missile with "considerable range" to its east coast, South Korean Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin said Thursday, April 4, 2013 but he added that there are no signs that Pyongyang is preparing for a full-scale conflict. The report came hours after North Korea's military warned that it has been authorized to attack the U.S. using "smaller, lighter and diversified" nuclear weapons. It was the North's latest war cry against America in recent weeks, with the added suggestion that it had improved its nuclear technology. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder, File)