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1995- A winter with temperatures plunging to 35 degrees below zero in North Korea is followed by a summer of torrential rains, exacerbating an already noticeable food shortage. Children begin to waste. As mothers add corn cobs, grass, husks, leaves, stems, & weeds to stretch soups, children develop screamingly painful constipation. Since there is no other food, doctors advise mothers to grind bark & grass very fine to make it more digestible.

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1990- Fed up with North Korea's $10 billion in unpaid loans, & no longer interested in the international proletariat, Russia grants diplomatic relations to North Korea's rival South Korea. China will follow suit 2 years later. Without cheap oil from its former allies, North Korea's factories shut down & it has nothing to export. Electricity is shut off to save power, closing down coal mines, which worsens the power shortage.

THE AMERICANS: STREET PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT, Shoemaker Inside the Glass Window in Harvard Square by Bimal Nepal

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Large portrait of founders of Syria and North Korea at the North Korean constructed and designed Tirshan War memorial museum in Damascus

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Every World Press Photo Winner From 1955-2011

Burial hands.The body of a one-year-old boy who died of dehydration is prepared for burial at Jalozai refugee camp.The child's family,originally from North Afghanistan,had sought refuge in Pakistan from political instability and the consequences of drought.The family gave the photographer permission to attend as they washed and wrapped his body in a white funeral shroud, according to Muslim tradition. In the overcrowded Jalozai camp of 80,000 refugees from Afghanistan endured squalid…

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Kaesong Dog Restaurant, North Corea

à partir de Medium

8 Days in North Korea

North Korean convenience store -- 8 Days in North Korea — The Startup — Medium

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Illuminating North Korea

Women's swimsuits and dresses for sale in Pyongyang, North Korea. (Photo: David Guttenfelder for The New York Times)

road construction, North Korea.

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North Korea deports Merrill Newman