"Part of my time in Pyongyang was spent in a barber's chair where in addition to a haircut I received a strong shoulder massage. I paid $10, probably five times the amount paid by locals, but it was more than worth it both for the trim and the experience." Picture: Mark Edward Harris
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.