North Korea
In Widescreen

Panoramas of life
and landscapes
in North Korea

PHOTOGRAPHS BY DAVID GUTTENFELDER, AP

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North Korean women descend the steps of Mansu Hill in Pyongyang after bowing beneath the feet of two statues to pay respects to their late leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il.

Kindergarten kids' drawings that depict children killing U.S. soldiers hang on the wall at Kaeson Kindergarten in central Pyongyang on March 9, 2013. For North Koreans, the systematic indoctrination of anti-Americanism starts as early as kindergarten.

A traditional broom leans against a tree on the grounds of Pohyon Temple, a Koryo dynasty temple at the foot of Mount Myohyang, North Korea, in February 2013.

North Korean women wait to have their hair permed at a Pyongyang beauty salon in February 2013.

North Korean soldiers (foreground) and veterans of the Korean War file out of an auditorium in July 2013 after watching a performance marking the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice agreement.

Propaganda billboards depicting the launch of North Korean rockets hang from the outer wall of a construction site in Pyongyang, North Korea, on April 13, 2013. The billboard on the left reads, "Let's open up an era to a strong economic country."

North Korean pedestrians cross a footbridge over a downtown Pyongyang intersection in May 2013.

A North Korean soldier walks down a Pyongyang sidewalk in February 2013.

North Korean hospital staff use traditional Koryo-style medicine to treat a man suffering from chronic stomach pain at Pyongyang Medical College on February 21, 2013. Both modern and traditional styles of healing have long been uniquely intertwined across North Korea, with doctors from both schools working in tandem under one roof.

A sign calling for reunification of the two halves of the Korean peninsula stands near the demilitarized zone on the North Korean side of the DMZ in July 2013.