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Satellite images give rare glimpse of life under North Korea dictator

North Korea: Newly uncovered satellite images of North Korea have given a rare insight into life in the highly secretive state under former dictator Kim Jong-il. 
Yellow swaths of corn surround a nuclear reactor building in one image, revealing a surprisingly outdated system of gathering and drying crops, and thousands of North Koreans form a bird formation during military practice in another. In a nation which struggles with famine in some of its poorest regions, the piles of corn drying around the Yongbyon centre is in stark contrast to the country’s pursuit of nuclear technology just a few metres away. 
Other images, which have yet to be released, capture the expanding mass graves in the country’s gulags – labour camps such as the ones where American journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee were sentenced to work – and a prison-worker’s mine shaft emitting a mile-long cloud of soot. Juche propaganda is also seen carved into the nation’s mountains.  Source: www.telegraph.co.uk