As one of the world’s last closed societies, North Korea has attracted global curiosity to what is sealed off between it’s borders. Here are some pictures that show how is life in this country:

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Since the fall of the USSR, North Korea has existed in almost complete isolation from the rest of the world.

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Electricity is still a rare commodity across North Korea, even in the capital of Pyongyang, where the city is shrouded in darkness at night.

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Over 1500 miles of North Korean coastline are surrounded by electric fences to prevent people from trying to flee the country.

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One defining attribute of North Korean roads are the frequent appearance of giant roadside blocks, which contain debris and shrapnel to inhibit the mobility of tanks in case of a land invasion.

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Pyongyang is home to the world’s deepest subway system, which also doubles as a city-wide bomb shelter.

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While education is hypothetically universal and mandated in North Korea, most farms are dependent on child labor.

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Driving is a relatively new activity for North Koreans; these signs instruct drivers to watch their speed and be careful of other motorists.

Source: AllThatIsInteresting

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