North Korea is notorious for being a reclusive and highly secretive country. Having shielded itself from the rest of the world for decades, North Korea is very selective of what images and information from inside their country is released to the outside world.
Over the years, however, photographers have managed to smuggle images and information out of the country that were certainly not approved by the North Korean government. From incredibly odd to downright depressing, this sobering gallery about one of the world’s most militant countries will have your head spinning.
The Internet Connection Is Super Limited
The internet has allowed us to gather and share information quicker than ever before, but this is definitely not the case in North Korea. Very few citizens have access to it—only government officials and college students, really. Even those that have access are limited to a few monitored sites.