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Take a Rare Look at North Korea in This Iris Video of Pyongyang

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 today, 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:



Marchers in the Palace of the Sun

Found by one of UrtheCast’s engineers, in another Iris clip of the city, is the shadow of a small group of people walking within the grounds of the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, the mausoleum in which North Korean leaders are laid to rest. (Or rather, put on display.)

Below is a close-up GIF, in which you can see the figures turning a corner:






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