Photo Link: Photographs of North Korea

Arirang Festival, North Korea, in the world's largest stadium

Arirang Festival, North Korea, in the world’s largest stadium, with 100,000 people performing. That is not a typo.  Photo from Trek Earth.

As I mentioned, every once in a while, I’ll link to something that I think you’ll find fascinating, whether it’s camera equipment or photos.  This time, it’s photos of North Korea, the Hermit Kingdom, a place where it’s rather difficult to come by photos because it’s sealed off from the rest of the world.  And although their dictator, Kim Jong Il, passed away recently, there’s no reason to believe much will change any time soon.

And in a country where homes have speakers that blare propaganda early each morning and you are thrown in the slammer for sitting on a newspaper that has a photo of their “beloved” dictator or contacting the outside world, maybe we could at the very least wish their citizens well this holiday season.

A Yannis Kontos photo taken covertly inside North Korea, where the military brainwashes their troops to hate the U.S.  More Yannis Kontos photos of North Korea can be found here.

North Korean Highway

North Korean Highway:  “huge and carless” (Eric Lafforgue, quote and copyright).

More photos of North Korea from boston.com
Photos by Eric Lafforgue on Flickr
More photos of North Korea from Trek Earth
More Yannis Kontos photos of North Korea

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