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Last Updated : Apr 30, 2018 05:29 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Life inside Kim Jong Un-ruled North Korea as it tries to step out of years of isolation

In an unprecedented series of events lately, North Korea and South Korea agreed to end years of discontent and extended a hand of friendship towards each other. Most notably, the hermit nation - North Korea's supreme leader Kim Jong Un, agreed to commence denuclearisation. Here's a sneak peek inside North Korea and its daily life:

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People are seen during first-day performances of the 31st April Spring Friendship Festival in Pyongyang. (Photo: KCNA/Reuters)
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People are seen during first-day performances of the 31st April Spring Friendship Festival in Pyongyang. (Photo: KCNA/Reuters)

A North Korean woman and soldiers look at a Chinese tour boat from the banks of the Yalu River near the North Korean town of Sinuiju, opposite the Chinese border city of Dandong. (Photo: Reuters)
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A North Korean woman and soldiers look at a Chinese tour boat from the banks of the Yalu River near the North Korean town of Sinuiju, opposite the Chinese border city of Dandong. (Photo: Reuters)

People read newspapers displayed inside a subway station visited by foreign reporters during a government organised tour in Pyongyang. (Photo: Reuters)
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People read newspapers displayed inside a subway station visited by foreign reporters during a government organised tour in Pyongyang. (Photo: Reuters)

Commuters make their way through a subway station visited by foreign reporters during a government organized tour in Pyongyang, North Korea. (Photo: Reuters)
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Commuters make their way through a subway station visited by foreign reporters during a government organized tour in Pyongyang, North Korea. (Photo: Reuters)

A woman is having her hair done during a government organized visit for foreign reporters to the Pyongyang 326 Electric Cable Factory in Pyongyang. (Photo: Reuters)
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A woman is having her hair done during a government organized visit for foreign reporters to the Pyongyang 326 Electric Cable Factory in Pyongyang. (Photo: Reuters)

Girls play guitars at the Mangyongdae Children's Palace in Pyongyang. (Photo: Reuters)
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Girls play guitars at the Mangyongdae Children's Palace in Pyongyang. (Photo: Reuters)

A man rides a bicycle past women wearing traditional clothes in downtown Pyongyang. (Photo: Reuters)
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A man rides a bicycle past women wearing traditional clothes in downtown Pyongyang. (Photo: Reuters)

Fireworks explode over participants in a mass dance in the capital's main ceremonial square, a day after the ruling Workers' Party of Korea party wrapped up its first congress in 36 years, in Pyongyang. (Photo: Reuters)
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Fireworks explode over participants in a mass dance in the capital's main ceremonial square, a day after the ruling Workers' Party of Korea party wrapped up its first congress in 36 years, in Pyongyang. (Photo: Reuters)

Children look through the window of the kindergarten of the Kim Jong Suk Pyongyang textile mill in Pyongyang.(Photo: Reuters)
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Children look through the window of the kindergarten of the Kim Jong Suk Pyongyang textile mill in Pyongyang.(Photo: Reuters)

Children from North Korea's elite performing arts school wave to the audience at the Mangyongdae Schoolchildren's Palace in Pyongyang. (Photo: Reuters)
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Children from North Korea's elite performing arts school wave to the audience at the Mangyongdae Schoolchildren's Palace in Pyongyang. (Photo: Reuters)

A woman in traditional Korean costume watches as a student leaves a swimming pool of Kim Il-sung University in Pyongyang. (Photo: Reuters)
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A woman in traditional Korean costume watches as a student leaves a swimming pool of Kim Il-sung University in Pyongyang. (Photo: Reuters)

First Published on Apr 30, 2018 05:29 pm
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