A rare glimpse

CNN rare glimpse

There’s a running gag among DPRK-watchers that there is nothing so common as a rare glimpse – that being the phrase most media outlets use to introduce their latest batch of photos from a place that’s so difficult to get to that anyone who isn’t South Korean is free to book themselves a trip via any number of travel agencies.

The North Korean authorities have invited a variety of foreign journalists to the counrty for the upcoming 70th anniversary of the Workers Party of Korea, and so the Korea-nerd community has been bracing itself for an onslaught of rare glimpses.

Yes, #RareGlimpse is a bona fide hashtag. Those are just a few of the most recent examples.

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