Photo Essays

The Iconography of Kim Jong Il

The Dear Leader uses his image as a stamp of his absolute authority over North Korea — while outside the Hermit Kingdom, his likeness symbolizes tyranny and...

North Koreans Splash in New Water Park

There are few countries in the world stranger to look at than North Korea. The pariah state is known for its brand of militarist totalitarianism, the creepiness...

Overtures in Kim's Cold Capital

The New York Philharmonic Orchestra played a historic concert in North Korea. A look at some of the highlights of the momentous trip to Kim Jong Il's hermit...

Photos: A Dictator's Passing

Pyongyang residents mourned the death of their leader Monday, gathering in public displays of affection for their fallen 'Dear Leader'

Party Time in North Korea

The Hermit Kingdom takes a day off to celebrate a political anniversary and the wider introduction of heir apparent Kim Jong Un

North Korea Goes to the Polls

On Sunday, March 8, North Koreans went to the polls to elect their rubber-stamp Parliament, leading the way for another five years in office for leader Kim Jong...