Jacky Chen / Reuters
A North Korean soldier looks out of the window of a guard tower, on the banks of Yalu River, about 62 miles from the North Korean town of Sinuiju, opposite the Chinese border city of Dandong, on April 16. North Korea issued new threats against South Korea on Tuesday, vowing "sledge-hammer blows" of retaliation if South Korea did not apologize for anti-North Korean protests the previous day when the North was celebrating the birth of its founding leader.
Previously on PhotoBlog:
- Flowers trump angry rhetoric as North Koreans celebrate former leader's birth
- North Koreans celebrate their rulers with song and dance as world watches for missile launch
- Tensions mount along the DMZ as North Korea closes access to shared industrial complex
David Guttenfelder / AP
As chief Asia photographer for the Associated Press, David Guttenfelder has had unprecedented access to communist North Korea. Here's a rare look at daily life in the secretive country.