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Last updated on: June 7, 2013 12:37 IST

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At a time when there are reports of North Korea being just one to two months away from following through on its threat to restart a plutonium reactor that can produce fissile material for nuclear bombs, one wonders what must life be in this isolated country, sometimes known as the Hermit kingdom.

Rediff.com brings you photographs of daily life from inside the world's most militarised country.

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Image: A North Korean soldier stands guard on the banks of the Yalu Rivercentral Pyongyang
Photographs: Reuters

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Children take part in a mock military parade at an amusement park in Pyongyang to mark International Children's Day.

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A North Korean soldier waves to a Chinese tourist boat on the Yalu River near the North Korean town of Sinuiju, opposite the Chinese border city of Dandong.

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Photographs: Jacky Chen/Reuters

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A group of people bow at the base of the giant bronze statue of the state founder and 'Great Leader' Kim-Il Sung in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang.

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Photographs: David Gray/Reuters

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Female North Korean soldiers march during a military parade to commemorate the 65th anniversary of founding of the Workers' Party of Korea in Pyongyang.

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Photographs: Petar Kujundzic/Reuters

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Local residents eat dinner at a street restaurant in Rajin at the Special Economic Zone of Rason City, northeast of Pyongyang.

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Photographs: Carlos Barria/Reuters

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Dancers perform under the portraits of North Korea founder Kim Il-sung (L) and the late leader Kim Jong-il during a gala show in Pyongyang.

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Photographs: Bobby Yip/Reuters

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Female North Korean soldiers patrol along the banks of Yalu River, near the North Korean town of Sinuiju, opposite the Chinese border city of Dandong.

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Synchronised swimmers perform during an event to celebrate the birth anniversary of North Korean late leader Kim Jong-il in Pyongyang.

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North Korean students take singing lessons at Kumsung School in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang.

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Photographs: Lee Jae-Won/Reuters

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A North Korean soldier kicks a goat on the banks of the Yalu River near the North Korean town of Sinuiju.

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North Korean women dressed in the traditional Hanbok play at a seesaw at the Daesungsan park in Pyongyang during an event commemorating the 62nd anniversary of promulgation of the Law on Equality of Sexes.

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Men sit on a roof near the North Korean city of Hyesan, across the Yalu River from the Chinese town of Changbai. Chinese currency and US dollars are being used more widely than ever in North Korea instead of the country's own money.

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Photographs: John Ruwitch/Reuters

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Girls train in a Taekwondo Hall in Pyongyang. Students trained here are selected from different provinces, with some presenting North Korea to compete in international taekwondo competitions. The banner at background reads "Let us defend the Party Central Committee headed by the respected comrade Kim Jong-un, at the cost of our lives!"

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Armed North Korean soldiers joke with Chinese tourists as they keep guard at Hwanggumpyong Island, near the North Korean town of Sinuiju and the Chinese border city of Dandong.

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A woman stands in a gift shop in central Rason city, part of the special economic zone northeast of Pyongyang. Destitute North Korea's push to breathe new life into its economic relationships with China and Russia appears to be bearing fruit in the far north of the country where foreigners are busily helping to rebuild the region's creaking infrastructure. 

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Photographs: Carlos Barria/Reuters

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North Korean students and volunteers work to repair water supply system in Haeju, capital of the South Hwanghae province hit by floods and typhoons.

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Photographs: Damir Sagolj/Reuters

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A woman carrying a baby on her back rides on a motorbike with a North Korean soldier along the banks of the Yalu River near the North Korean town of Qing Cheng, located around 50 kilometres north of the Chinese border city of Dandong.

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A North Korean gets a shave on the bank of Yalu River near the North Korean town of Sinuiju. 



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