A model of the Demilitarized Zone that separates the two halves of the Korean peninsula is displayed near Kaesong, North Korea.
Colorful residential buildings fill the skyline of Pyongyang, North Korea, in the morning light, as seen from the top of the Juche Tower.
Portraits of the late North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung, left, and Kim Jong Il glow on the facade of a building at dawn in Pyongyang, North Korea.
Commuters ride escalators at a subway station in Pyongyang, North Korea.
North Korean soldiers watch the south side.
People dressed in their swim suits play volleyball at the Munsu water park in Pyongyang, North Korea. The water park is open to both tourists and locals living in the North Korean capital.
A boy stands in the aisle at the Potonggang department store in Pyongyang, North Korea.
North Korean school children play in the aquatic center at the Songdowon International Children's Camp in Wonsan, North Korea. The camp, which has been operating for about 30 years, was intended mainly to deepen relations with friendly countries in the Communist or non-aligned world.
Children attend a ski class at the Masik Pass Ski Resort in Wonsan, North Korea.
People watch a 3D movie on an amusement park ride at the Rungna People's Pleasure Park in Pyongyang, North Korea.
A man uses his smartphone in front of portraits of the late North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung, left, and Kim Jong Il in Pyongyang, North Korea.
Children play at a park in Pyongyang, North Korea.
A poster showing different types of men's hair styles hangs outside a barber shop at the Munsu water park in Pyongyang, North Korea.
A family visits a flower festival during a celebration to mark the 105th anniversary of the birth of the late leader Kim Il Sung.
A staff member at the upscale Potonggang department store waits to assist a couple shopping for local alcohol in Pyongyang, North Korea.
Workers carry boxes of seafood as they load a Chinese transport truck at the Suchae Bong Corp seafood factory in Rajin, North Korea, inside the Rason Special Economic Zone.
Men and women work in a rice field in Kangwon province, eastern North Korea. The capital of Kangwon province is Wonsan, which is located along the eastern side of the Korean Peninsula and was one of the cities chosen to be developed into a summer destination for locals and tourists.
Men plow fields along the Pyongyang-Wonsan highway in Sangwon, North Korea, near Pyongyang.
A farmer carries a fully grown cabbage after plucking it out from the main crop that will be harvested early next month and used to make Kimchi, at the Chilgol vegetable farm on the outskirts of Pyongyang, North Korea.
A young girl dressed in her swimming suit walks along a stream between fields in Hamju, North Korea.
A man sits in the car of a cargo train traveling toward Pyongyang along the outskirts of Hamhung, North Korea.
A shaft of light from a furnace shines through the Chollima Steel Complex in Nampo, North Korea. One of seven North Korean steel works, Chollima has more than 8,000 workers and is among the North's showcase enterprises.
People dine at the Ongnyugwan, a popular noodle restaurant in Pyongyang, North Korea. The restaurant, built in 1960 at the instructions of the late leader Kim Il Sung, claims to serve 10,000 lunches a day.
A hotel staff member stands at a reception desk decorated with a map of the world in Pyongyang, North Korea.
A factory worker takes off his gloves at the Pyongyang 326 Electric Wire Factory in Pyongyang, North Korea.
A woman sorts silkworm cocoons to be boiled as part of the silk production process at the Kim Jong Suk Silk Mill in Pyongyang, North Korea.
Students attend their first day of class at the Ryonhwa primary school in Pyongyang, North Korea.
A man sings karaoke while his daughter plays piano at a hotel bar in Mount Kumgang, North Korea.
A woman waits in the rain outside a restaurant in Pyongyang, North Korea. The rainy season in North Korea usually lasts through the month of July.
Lights are switched on in occupied apartments as dusk descends in Pyongyang, North Korea. Most of the North Koreans in Pyongyang live in high-rise apartments.
A North Korean nurse speaks by video conference and telephone to a doctor inside a maternity hospital in Pyongyang, North Korea.
Women who work at the Kim Jong Suk Pyongyang textile factory spend their free time in a sauna at their dormitory in Pyongyang, North Korea. This is the country's largest textile factory with 8,500 workers, and 80 percent of them are women.
Two farmers walk between snow-covered fields in Kujang county in North Korea.
Women push their bicycles across a train track in the Chollima district of Nampo, a city and seaport located on the west coast of North Korea.
A boy slips while playing on a frozen lake in Sinpyong county, North Hwanghae province, North Korea.
School girls holding brooms bow to pay their respects toward a mural that depicts the late North Korean leader Kim Il Sung delivering a speech, before sweeping the area surrounding the mural in Pyongyang, North Korea.
Commuters wait for a trolley bus to arrive in downtown Pyongyang, North Korea.
Commuters ride an electric trolley in downtown Pyongyang, North Korea, at the end of a work day.
Traffic policewomen chat next to a residential building while off duty in Pyongyang, North Korea.
Youths play with a ball during a break at Pyongyang International Football School in Pyongyang, North Korea.