May 2013 Photo Essay: HNC in North Korea

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Here’s a sneak peek of our upcoming May issue! In early April, a group of students and a professor from the Hopkins-Nanjing Center visited North Korea. They left Beijing April 9th and returned April 16th. Below are photos from behind the wall, courtesy of Hopkins-Nanjing Center student Natalie Sammarco.

(Read more about Natalie’s experiences in China and North Korea on the Hopkins-Nanjing Center Admissions Blog.)

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Colonel Kim at a watchtower along the border of North and South Korea. Much of the land in the background is a minefield located in the Demilitarized Zone.

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This North Korean water bottling plant uses recycled materials, so not all the bottles are the same.

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Statues of Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il on the National Holiday (Kim Il-sung’s birthday, April 15th).

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Statues of soldiers near the statues of the leaders Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il.

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The “Tower of Juche Idea,” which represents Korean nationalism and self-reliance, looks over the River Taedong.

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Natalie Sammarco poses at the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea.