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What is life really like for the more than 24 million citizens of Asia’s so-called hermit state — the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea?

The occasional reports from defectors do appear but, in general, mainstream media has little to say beyond second-guessing the dynasty of Kim Jong Un or trying to predict its demise. This, of course, is by design: It’s in the regime’s interest to limit the flow of information both in and out of North Korea.

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