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North Korea is a regime principally known for its human rights abuses, no matter how much it seeks to convey an image of prosperity.

North Korea's dictator, Kim Jong-un, recently celebrated a successful ICBM test, calling it a present for America on their 4th July celebrations.

Meanwhile, The UN recently warned that poor rainfall, combined with poor food production, mean that the country could soon be on the brink of famine.

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN (FAO), warned:

More rains are urgently needed to avoid significant decreases in the main 2017 cereal production season.

Should drought conditions persist, the food security situation is likely to further deteriorate.

A series of images have been released by the Associated Press and by Agence France-Presse depicting citizen life in the country.

It's worth noting that North Korea have routinely shielded visiting tourists from the less photogenic aspects common in the regime, such as prison camps, arbitrary detention, heavy surveillance, no freedom of speech and many other human rights violations.

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