16 Rare Photos From North Korea

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Here’s the thing, not many outsiders are even permitted to visit North Korea. You need a heavy regulated visa just to be allowed to enter the country and you definitely need some serious cash to do so. If you are allowed in, then you must remember that photography is completely frowned upon and extremely restricted. But thanks to some “rebels”, we’ve compiled 16 rare photos taken in North Korea that you just won’t believe.

Kimjongilia Festival

The Kimjongilia is in fact a flower that is named after the late North Korean leader, Kim Jong-il. Kamo Mototeru, a Japanese botanist, cultivated this very flower in order to represent the friendship between Japan and North Korea. It is specifically designed to bloom every single year on Kim Jong-il’s birthday, February 16.

Kimjongilia Festival

Kimjongilia Festival

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