Inside North Korea

Thoughts of North Korea tend to conjure up images of organized military parades, nuclear missile tests and large crowds worshiping a supreme leader; today that’s Kim Jong Un. But there’s so much more to be known about this mysterious country, which has isolated itself from the Western world for decades.

It’s not every day the veil of secrecy surrounding the Northern part of the Korean peninsula is lifted. Benjamin Jakabek, known on Flickr as benyjakabek, shows a glimpse of what ordinary life looks like for North Korea’s 25 million citizens.
Learn more about the photographer and his experiences in North Korea on this weeks episode of The Weekly Flickr.

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Sunset over Pyongyang.

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A Bus Ride Home.

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Apple Orchard.

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Performer at the Children's School Palace.

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Pyongyang Metro Murals.

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Kim Il-Sung Square.

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Revolutionary Martyre's Cemetery.

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Smiling Traffic Lady.

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Arch of Reunification.

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Drawing Class at the Children's School Palace.

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Joint Security Area DMZ.

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Closing Curtain at the Children's School Palace.

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5 Year Old Drummer at the Children's School Palace.

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Nampo Countryside Well.

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Nampo Propaganda.

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Kim Il-Sung Apartment Towers.

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Sea Barrage Boats.

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Cruising on the Taedong River.

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Sea Barrage.

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Going Home Nampo Countryside.

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Cruising on the Taedong River.

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Pyongyang Metro.

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Munsudae Grand Monument.

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Cruising on the Taedong River.

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Carrying Materials to Work.

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Revolutionary Martyre's Cemetery.

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Audio Room at the Education Palace.

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Admirers at the Pyongyang Metro Construction Museum.

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Mural of the Great Leader Inspecting the Construction of the Subway.

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Entrance to the Children's School Palace.

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100 Meter Deep Metro.

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Looking Out.

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Performer at the Children's School Palace.

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Mausoleum of Kim Il-Sung and Kim Jong-Il.

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View from the Yanggakbo Hotel.

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View From the Yanggakbo Hotel.

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Pakyon Falls.

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Night Time Apartment Blocks.

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Growing Pains.

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Kaesong Homes.