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North Korea: Inside the goldfish bowl

David Guttenfelder / AP

Light shines through a window on to a tank filled with goldfish inside an office at the Korean Central News Agency building in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Jan. 16, 2012.

The Associated Press opened a bureau in Pyongyang on Monday, becoming the first international news organization with a full-time presence in North Korea. The AP office is situated inside the headquarters of the state-run Korean Central News Agency, pictured above.

The AP's Chief Asia photographer David Guttenfelder has written previously on PhotoBlog about the challenges of photographing in North Korea. See more of his work from the country in the slideshow below.