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In pictures: Daily life in North Korea

It’s one of the most secretive nations in the world but this week, North Korea allowed journalists in to the country to witness its rocket test. Here’s what they saw.

IT’S ONE OF the most secretive nations in the world but this week, North Korea allowed journalists from other countries in to witness its controversial failed rocket test.

Although accompanied by officials at all times and instructed to only cover what they had been given permission to photograph, some photographers managed to snap some pictures of daily life in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

Some of the photographs – particularly the ones taken outside of factories –  have been taken covertly or from a distance, and show some scenes of life in the communist country.

In pictures: Daily life in North Korea
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    Source: AP Photo/David Guttenfelder
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    Source: AP Photo/Ng Han Guan
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    Source: AP Photo/David Guttenfelder
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    Source: AP Photo/Ng Han Guan
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    Source: AP Photo/Ng Han Guan
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    Source: AP Photo/David Guttenfelder
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    Source: AP Photo/Ng Han Guan
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    Source: AP Photo/Ng Han Guan
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    Source: AP Photo/Ng Han Guang
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    Source: AP Photo/Ng Han Guan
  • North Korea Daily Life

    Source: AP Photo/David Guttenfelder
  • North Korea Daily Life

    Source: AP Photo/David Guttenfelder
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    Source: AP Photo/David Guttenfelder
  • North Korea Daily Life

    Source: AP Photo/Ng Han Guan
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    Source: (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
  • North Korea Daily Life

    Source: AP Photo/Ng Han Guan
  • North Korea Daily Life

    Source: AP Photo/David Guttenfelder
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  • North Korea Daily Life

    Source: (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
  • North Korea Daily Life

    Source: AP Photo/David Guttenfelder
  • North Korea Daily Life

    Source: AP Photo/David Guttenfelder
  • North Korea Daily Life

    Source: AP Photo/Ng Han Guan
  • North Korea Daily Life

    Source: AP Photo/Ng Han Guan
  • North Korea Daily Life

    Source: AP Photo/Ng Han Guan

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