Life in North Korea has been changing within the last few years — there are more private enterprises appearing in the country and the population got mobile phones, along with other benefits of civilization that are common for the rest of the world. However, it’s still too early to speak about significant changes since life outside Pyongyang, where only a part of all of the citizens live, is not much different from the life they had 10-20 years ago.
DailyLists collected some photos taken in North Korea within the last 2 years and offers to see how people in the second decade of the 21st century live there.
A house in the center of Pyongyang decorated with sculptures traditional for modern North Korea
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An officer is watching people waiting for the military parade dedicated to the Day of the Sun. The event is celebrated on the 15th of April and is dedicated to the birth anniversary of Kim Il-sung.
Pyongyang, April 2017. The Tower of the Juche Ideology is located in the center of the city and is one of the most illuminated objects in the whole country.
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Family life. A workweek in North Korea lasts for 6 days and Sunday is a day off. Kids, as a rule, live in kindergartens and schools and meet their parents on their day off.
North Hamgyong Province, September 2017. Transport is a rare thing outside Pyongyang.
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