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Inside North Korea

Pyongyang, North Korea

Story by UrtheCast Gallery October 21st, 2016

The world doesn’t get many peeks behind North Korea’s walls, nor at its capital city, Pyongyang. Of course, it’s far easier to catch a glimpse from space.

Captured May 30, 2016, and released for the first time Oct. 13, 2016, this Iris video shows the capital’s downtown core, where traffic looks considerably sparse for a city with a population of over 3.2 million. Aside from a smattering of cars, you can also spot some notable landmarks.

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Video captured by UrtheCast’s Iris video camera aboard the International Space Station.