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A Photographer Was Banned From North Korea For Taking These Photos- #11 Is Shocking

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6. Women Selling Food In The Street, Hamhung, 2012

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There are trays with street food in North Korea as well as everywhere in Asia. But the menu is quite poor: as a rule, people are invited to buy traditional kimchi cabbage. Those who have tried it say it’s very tasty and spicy. But we might experience a stomachache because of our unprepared stomachs.

 

7. Statues Of 2 Leaders, Pyongyang, 2012

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This photo of 2 of the country’s leaders can also be treated as forbidden because the shot is taken from the side, though it’s prohibited to take photos of the leaders’ backs. Moreover, it’s forbidden to “cut” a monument’s head and legs or repeat their posture while taking pictures. By the way, it’s also forbidden to take photos of leaders when a shadow falls upon them.

 

8. Red Tramway, Pyongyang, 2012

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This is one more picture that can get banned. And what is the reason? Take a closer look at this tramway: its age, rusty sides, and broken glass reveal a lot about North Korean public transport. By the way, there is no public transport at all in some regions: people use carts and carriages — just like in ancient times.

 

9. Old Houses In Kaesong, 2011

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These cute (at first sight) houses are extremely uncomfortable. To heat a house, people use hearths that also serve as kitchen stoves. And winters in North Korea are quite severe.

 

10. Queueing In Pyongyang, 2011

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Considering the condition of public transport, power outages, and the lack of fuel, long lines are just a normal feature in North Korea. So we don’t need to guess why the government doesn’t like such pictures.