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Kiosks selling everything from dvds to ice cream @naenara

Kiosks selling everything from DVDs to ice cream have become extremely popular in Pyongyang. This particular stall is run by the Mokran Video Company and rents out North Korean hits to pedestrians.

The concrete tamping of the paektusan songun youth @naenara

The concrete tamping of the Paektusan Songun Youth Power Station No. 2 has been completed. The project has been under construction since 2004, and has overcome the most unfavorable natural and geographical conditions in North Korea’s history of building hydro-electric power stations. The plant is scheduled to come online in October 2015.

Destroy the stronghold of evil without leaving @naenara

“Destroy the stronghold of evil without leaving any trace of life”

North Korean media is currently creating an atmosphere of war with round-the-clock coverage of recent military incidents between the North and South. 

Schoolgirls in pyongyang @naenara

Schoolgirls in Pyongyang.

Enthusiasm by pak hyon cho @naenara

“Enthusiasm” by Pak Hyon Cho.

Kim jong un personally met and welcomed the north @naenara

Kim Jong Un personally met and welcomed the North Korean Women’s National Team after winning the East Asian Football Championships. The women defeated South Korea, Japan, and China, scoring 9 goals on their way to victory.

Newly built huichon power station no 8 has begun @naenara

Newly built Huichon Power Station No. 8 has begun operation. Nine other power stations are currently in different stages of construction in tiers along the Chongchon River, with the projects expected to be completed by the end of the year.

Newly built pyongyang home for the aged the home @naenara

Newly built Pyongyang Home for the Aged. The home features heated floor rooms, a library, amusement hall, bath houses, and a healthcare complex. This was built on the personal initiative of Kim Jong Un in order to show his “love for the people”, similar to his father and grandfather.

Newly built kalma airport on the outskirts of @naenara

Newly built Kalma Airport on the outskirts of Wonsan. The new airport is one of the many steps that North Korea is taking to promote the Wonsan region as a special tourism zone.  

Newly developed section of majon beach resort in @naenara

Newly developed section of Majon Beach Resort in South Hamgyong Province. North Korea is attempting to develop this area of the country into a tourist zone which will attract visitors from all over Asia.

Kim jong un participating in the elections of @naenara

Kim Jong Un participating in the elections of deputies to the Supreme People’s Assembly. North Korean media reported that 99.97% of people participated in elections for the largely rubber-stamp political organ. It’s main function is to ratify decisions issued by the Worker’s Party of Korea and the Organization and Guidance Department. 

The construction of the paektusan songun youth @naenara

The construction of the Paektusan Songun Youth Power Plant is rapidly progressing. Workers have completed 88% of the concrete tamping and are in the final stages of various tunneling projects. The power plant will provide electricity to Samjiyon county and surrounding areas.

A new anchor has made his debut on kctvs nightly @naenara

A new anchor has made his debut on KCTV’s nightly 8:00 PM news broadcast. KCTV has started to introduce a younger staff in its various programs since Kim Jong Un came into power.

Hydroponic greenhouses of the pyongyang vegetable @naenara

Hydroponic greenhouses of the Pyongyang Vegetable Science Institute. The complex was built in 2011 and now produces over 8 million tonnes of vegetables per year. The institute has also played a leading role in acclimatizing foreign seed strains to North Korea’s climate.

Pyongyang style cold noodles @naenara

Pyongyang-style cold noodles.

Newly built pyongyang international airport the @naenara

Newly built Pyongyang International Airport. The facility opened on July 1st, with the terminal featuring various shops stocked with goods produced in North Korea and other foreign countries.

Newly refurbished jangchon vegetable co op farm @naenara

Newly refurbished Jangchon Vegetable Co-op Farm. The entire town was rebuilt, with a health complex, science center, sports park, and theatre constructed. The town’s buildings are all equipped with solar water-heaters, solar panels, and methane gas supply systems.

Teppanyaki at the newly built haedanghwa service @naenara

Teppanyaki at the newly built Haedanghwa Service Complex in Pyongyang. Japanese style cuisine has recently been re-introduced in the city, with sushi and yakitori among the styles of food now being offered.

Korean peoples army troops conducting night @naenara

Korean People’s Army troops conducting night artillery strike drills against a simulated naval intrusion by “enemy” warships.

The construction of mirae scientists street is @naenara

The construction of Mirae Scientists’ Street is rapidly progressing. It is on track to be completed by October in time for the 70th anniversary of the founding of the WPK.

Painting of changjon street at night @naenara

Painting of Changjon Street at night.

Transplanting season has begun in north korea @naenara

Transplanting season has begun in North Korea, with the whole nation mobilized to help farmers. This year in particular has been difficult for many farmers, 2014-2015 has been the driest time period on record in the country.

Sunday at the newly built munsu water park @naenara

Sunday at the newly built Munsu Water Park.

Control room of the sangwon cement complex north @naenara

Control room of the Sangwon Cement Complex, North Korea’s largest and most advanced cement factory. It was completed with East Germany assistance in 1989, and is now 50% owned by an Egyptian conglomerate.

Architectural rendition of the sci tech complex @naenara

Architectural rendition of the Sci-Tech Complex currently under construction in Pyongyang. It is scheduled to be completed in Fall of 2015.

Kctv has begun testing hd broadcasts the startup @naenara

KCTV has begun testing HD broadcasts. The startup and ending shot of daily programming, shown above, is for now the only thing being broadcast in high definition.

Sinchang fish farm in north pyongan province the @naenara

Sinchang Fish Farm in North Pyongan province. The farm is famous for producing giant sturgeon, whose caviar is exported around the world by companies owned by the Korean People’s Army. 

727 is north koreas most luxurious cigarette @naenara

7.27 is North Korea’s most luxurious cigarette brand. The numbers 7.27 represents July 27, 1953 - the date when the Korean War came to a halt after the armistice agreement. Although the war is technically not over, the DPRK celebrates this day as a decisive victory.

Kim jong un oversaw the test firing of a @naenara

Kim Jong Un oversaw the test-firing of a submarine-launched ballistic missle. This gives North Korea a credible second strike capability, as it’s extremely difficult to track and observe submarines. The launch came as a surprise to many analysts, who estimated that the country was many years away from this capability.

Newly built general satellite control center @naenara

Newly built General Satellite Control Center. Built in about a year, the facility contains a control room, auxiliary display room, e-library, bedrooms, and a optical observation room. 

A worker at the hungnam fertilizer complex the @naenara

A worker at the Hungnam Fertilizer Complex. The factory was originally built in 1927 by the Japanese, destroyed during the Korean War, and then rebuilt with Soviet assistance during the 1950s. A new urea compound fertilizer process was constructed at the start of 2015.

The second phase of the reconstruction of korea @naenara

The second phase of the reconstruction of Korea Central Zoo is progressing apace. Over 50 buildings have been constructed or renovated, with the government busily acquiring rare animals to inhabit the new exhibits.

Wonsan baby home and orphanage nearing completion @naenara

Wonsan Baby Home and Orphanage nearing completion. Built on the initiative on Kim Jong Un, the main structures were completed in 6 months with the facility scheduled to be opened on June 1st, International Children’s Day.

Total denial total rejection the title of a new @naenara

“Total Denial, Total Rejection”

The title of a new poster produced to deal with the human rights issue the United States and its allies have brought forth against North Korea.

Pyongyang at night in april 2015 @naenara

Pyongyang at night in April, 2015.

Kim jong un at the peak of mt paektu after hiking @naenara

Kim Jong Un at the peak of Mt. Paektu after hiking up the mountain together with fighter pilots of the KPA.

The interior of the newly built conveyor belt @naenara

The interior of the newly built conveyor belt sushi restaurant in Pyongyang.

Waitress at the munsu water park in pyongyang @naenara

Waitress at the Munsu Water Park in Pyongyang.

Kim jong un personally test flying a plane @naenara

Kim Jong Un personally test flying a plane produced by an unnamed KPAF factory. Before his test flight, he inspected the production line of the military plant where military and civilian planes alike are manufactured or repaired, and ordered officials of the plant to renovate the entire facility.

Automated solar powered water heater production @naenara

Automated solar-powered water heater production line of the Solar Power Equipment Distribution Agency. Inaugurated in 2011, the factory now produces over 10 different kinds of heaters, and has supplied thousands of them throughout North Korea.

Typical lunch at pyongyang university of science @naenara

Typical lunch at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology: pork-fat soup, rice, and kimchi. 

Mirae scientist street under construction it is @naenara

Mirae Scientist’ Street under construction. It is scheduled to be completed this Fall in time to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Worker’s Party of Korea.

An apartment block in pyongyang with yanggakdo @naenara

An apartment block in Pyongyang with Yanggakdo Stadium in the distance.

Newly updated solar and wind power station run by @naenara

Newly updated solar and wind power station run by Unit 1016 of the KPA Air and Anti-Air Force. Localized natural power solutions have been pushed by the state for decades, as North Korea’s national transmission network is in dire need of repair. Estimates range that it loses up to 60-70% of all electricity produced due to old age.

Pyongyang international airport nearing @naenara

Pyongyang International Airport nearing completion. 

Kim jong un inspecting the flight simulator of @naenara

Kim Jong Un inspecting the flight simulator of Unit 1016 of the KPA Air and Anti-Air Force. He gave an instruction to further modernize the drill equipment, a cost efficient way to train pilots. 

Dance party in open air by han guang hun @naenara

“Dance Party in Open Air” by Han Guang Hun.

A man holding up a placard with victory painted @naenara

A man holding up a placard with “Victory” painted on during the parade to welcome back athletes from the Asian Games.

Animators of the korean april 26 cartoon film @naenara

Animators of the Korean April 26 Cartoon Film Studio. Since its establishment in 1956, the studio has produced hundreds of animated films for domestic and international audiences. It famously helped to produce dozens of unnamed American cartoons throughout the 90’s and early 2000’s.