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Photographer Smuggles And Clicks Illegal Photos Of North Korea Which Kim Jong-un Wants To Hide From You

In an attempt to show the world what is North Korea going through and how is it hiding its ugly face behind the huge image of Kim Jong-un,  tourist and photographer  Michal Huniewicz clicked some photos and smuggled them out of the country with a lot of efforts. Here is all that he found out, in his own words. 

Photographer Smuggles And Clicks Illegal Photos Of North Korea Which Kim Jong-un Wants To Hide From You

Photographer Smuggles And Clicks Illegal Photos Of North Korea Which Kim Jong-un Wants To Hide From You

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"Authority – military is present everywhere in Pyongyang."

"The difference between North Korea (left) and China (right) is staggering."

"The difference between North Korea (left) and China (right) is staggering."

"And it becomes even more apparent at night."

"And it becomes even more apparent at night."

"You have several of these to fill in on your way in."

"You have several of these to fill in on your way in."

"First photo I took in North Korea. Photograhy from this train is illegal."

"First photo I took in North Korea. Photograhy from this train is illegal."

"People waiting to sell human waste to be used as fertiliser."

"People waiting to sell human waste to be used as fertiliser."

"(The Korean Workers') Party is never going to forget the comrades of Rakwon [city]"

“(The Korean Workers’) Party is never going to forget the comrades of Rakwon [city]”

"North Koreans can only travel within the country when they receive a permit."

"North Koreans can only travel within the country when they receive a permit."

"North Korean soldiers."

"North Korean soldiers."

Dignity.

Dignity.

"Arrival in Pyongyang. I believe this was staged, as there were no other trains that day, so those elegant looking travellers had no reason to be there."

"Arrival in Pyongyang. I believe this was staged, as there were no other trains that day, so those elegant looking travellers had no reason to be there."

"Pyongyang – we were intercepted by our guides, who we could not leave during the entire stay, and who'd tell us when to sleep and when to wake up."

North Korean street photography.

North Korean street photography.

Brutalist architecture of Pyongyang.

Brutalist architecture of Pyongyang.

Cityscape from the Yanggakdo hotel.

Cityscape from the Yanggakdo hotel.

The hotel officially has no floor 5, and you can only reach it by stairs.

The hotel officially has no floor 5, and you can only reach it by stairs.

"We did not get to interact with the locals almost at all. Most waitresses seemed slightly terrified of us."

"We did not get to interact with the locals almost at all. Most waitresses seemed slightly terrified of us."

Kim Il-Sung's square. This is one of the places they want you to photograph.

Kim Il-Sung’s square. This is one of the places they want you to photograph.

You are only allowed to click photographs of these statues if both bodies are featured in their entirety. There was an endless stream of North Koreans bringing flowers and bowing.

You are only allowed to click photographs of these statues if both bodies are featured in their entirety. There was an endless stream of North Koreans bringing flowers and bowing.

"I had 15 seconds to take this picture. This shop is for the locals only, and I was kicked out of it by my guide soon after taking this photo, but he didnt' see me taking it."

"I had 15 seconds to take this picture. This shop is for the locals only, and I was kicked out of it by my guide soon after taking this photo, but he didnt’ see me taking it."

Some of the souvenirs you can buy.

Some of the souvenirs you can buy.

The city is clear of rubbish

The city is clear of rubbish

There was hardly any traffic, but they took our passports away and forbid us to go anywhere on our own in case we participate in a car accident…

There was hardly any traffic, but they took our passports away and forbid us to go anywhere on our own in case we participate in a car accident…

Workers.

Workers.

The city was clean and elegant, but then I saw this.

The city was clean and elegant, but then I saw this.

Socialist murals

Socialist murals

Finally, people commuting to work.

Finally, people commuting to work.

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