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Image copyright ED JONES/AFP/Getty Image It is unusual, but the North Korean media seems lost for words. The mouthpieces of the supreme leader have so far had little to say about the 45th president of the United States of America. Probably, like most of the rest of the world, Mr Kim and those c

Inside North Korea: fascinating images of the world's most secretive state

"A mother carries her child in the town of Sonbong. The further one travels from Pyongyang the more the economic realities of the DPRK seem to show themselves." Picture: Mark Edward Harris

Behind the veil: A rare look at life in North Korea - CNN.com

Images like this one -- which demonstrates precision choreography at the Arirang Mass Games held in the capital of Pyongyang -- are often the only views to be had of the secretive state. Held several times a year, the games' colorful enormity makes them a popular attraction for visitors.

World Watch List: #1 North Korea—I have a heart to places where Christians are being persecuted. Abba, take me there.

Inside North Korea: fascinating images of the world's most secretive state

"The Pyongyang subway system doubles as a bomb shelter. It’s reminiscent of the one built deep underground in Moscow." Picture: Mark Edward Harris

Inside North Korea: fascinating images of the world's most secretive state

"Visitors to Pyongyang are given the opportunity to tour the capital in an historic bus." Picture: Mark Edward Harris

A photographer captured these surreal photos of North Korea’s capital on a state-sanctioned tour

This is a photo essay about the vintage socialist architecture of Pyongyang, North Korea, aiming to showcase the various influences of modernist, futurist and brutalist designs found around the city.

The Year in Pictures: Part I

"Associated Press photographer David Guttenfelder was given unprecedented access to North Korea, and gave many people their first look at the reclusive country, including a Pyongyang skyline view on April 12, 2011." (David Guttenfelder/AP); from The Big Picture.