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See rare glimpse inside North Korea

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A girl plays the piano inside the Changgwang Elementary School in Pyongyang, North Korea, March 9.

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Central Pyongyang, North Korea at dusk on April 12.

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A woman looks at monkeys behind a glass enclosure at the central zoo in Pyongyang, North Korea, April 22.

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A North Korean traffic police officer stands along a street in central Pyongyang, North Korea, April 13.

David Guttenfelder / AP

People go about their daily routines south of Pyongyang along the highway leading to the southern city of Kaesong, North Korea, April 17.

 

Jean H. Lee, The Associated Press bureau chief in Seoul, and David Guttenfelder, AP's chief Asia photographer, have made numerous reporting trips to North Korea in recent years. They were granted unprecedented access on their latest journey to Pyongyang and areas outside the nation's showcase capital.

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