Winter in North Korea: Daily Life of World's Most Closed Society

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Winter has vibrantly whitened the landscape of North Korea and covered the streets of one of the world's most mysterious and closed countries with a soft carpet of snowflakes. Sputnik gives you a unique look into the life of North Koreans in winter.

© AP Photo / Wong Maye-EThe 105-story pyramid-shaped Ryugyong Hotel towers over residential apartments and snow-covered trees and fields in Pyongyang on December 3.
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The 105-story pyramid-shaped Ryugyong Hotel towers over residential apartments and snow-covered trees and fields in Pyongyang on December 3.
© AP Photo / Wong Maye-EA North Korean traffic policewoman directs vehicles at an intersection on December 2, in Pyongyang, as residents commute at the end of a workday.
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A North Korean traffic policewoman directs vehicles at an intersection on December 2, in Pyongyang, as residents commute at the end of a workday.
© AP Photo / Wong Maye-EThree elderly North Korean women support each other as they walk down a snow-covered footpath which takes them over the Pothong River, the second largest river in Pyongyang, on December 3, 2015.
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Three elderly North Korean women support each other as they walk down a snow-covered footpath which takes them over the Pothong River, the second largest river in Pyongyang, on December 3, 2015.
© AP Photo / Wong Maye-ENorth Korean schoolgirls holding brooms bow to pay their respects toward a mural which shows the late North Korean leader Kim Il Sung delivering a speech, before sweeping the area surrounding this mural on December 1 in Pyongyang.
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North Korean schoolgirls holding brooms bow to pay their respects toward a mural which shows the late North Korean leader Kim Il Sung delivering a speech, before sweeping the area surrounding this mural on December 1 in Pyongyang.
© AP Photo / Wong Maye-ENorth Koreans walk on a bridge that takes them over the Pothong River on November 28, in Pyongyang. The Pothong River is the second largest river that runs through the North Korean capital.
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North Koreans walk on a bridge that takes them over the Pothong River on November 28, in Pyongyang. The Pothong River is the second largest river that runs through the North Korean capital.
© AP Photo / Wong Maye-ENorth Koreans walk along a bridge that takes them over the Taedong River on December 2, in Pyongyang.
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North Koreans walk along a bridge that takes them over the Taedong River on December 2, in Pyongyang.
© AP Photo / Wong Maye-EIn this December 3 photo, a boy pushes a cart of cabbage along a main road in Hyangsan county, North Pyongan, North Korea.
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In this December 3 photo, a boy pushes a cart of cabbage along a main road in Hyangsan county, North Pyongan, North Korea.
© AP Photo / Wong Maye-EA man is silhouetted against boulders covered with snow at the foot of Mount Myohyang, a popular leisure spot among locals as well as tourists on December 4, in Hyangsan county, North Pyongang.
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A man is silhouetted against boulders covered with snow at the foot of Mount Myohyang, a popular leisure spot among locals as well as tourists on December 4, in Hyangsan county, North Pyongang.
© AP Photo / Wong Maye-EIn this November 30 photo, North Korean men play a shooting game in an arcade at the Rungna People's Pleasure Park in Pyongyang.
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In this November 30 photo, North Korean men play a shooting game in an arcade at the Rungna People's Pleasure Park in Pyongyang.
© AP Photo / Wong Maye-ENorth Koreans walk along the Kim Il Sung Square as they commute at the end of their workday on November 30 in Pyongyang.
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North Koreans walk along the Kim Il Sung Square as they commute at the end of their workday on November 30 in Pyongyang.
© AP Photo / Wong Maye-EIn this November 30 photo, a waitress waits to serve customers in a Korean BBQ restaurant in Pyongyang.
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In this November 30 photo, a waitress waits to serve customers in a Korean BBQ restaurant in Pyongyang.
© AP Photo / Wong Maye-EA young girl watches a game of volleyball played among North Korean women on the Kim Il Sung Square at the end of a work day on November 30 in Pyongyang.
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A young girl watches a game of volleyball played among North Korean women on the Kim Il Sung Square at the end of a work day on November 30 in Pyongyang.
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