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North Korea by night [photograph]

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North Korea appears as a sea of darkness in this famous photograph. The capital city Pyongyang registers as the sole blip of light.

Perhaps there is no better visualization of the isolation and oppression that the North Koreans live under.

Via the late Christopher Hitchens’ essay on North Korea for Slate: "A Nation of Racist Dwarfs".

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.

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