North Korea is a point of fascination and trepidation throughout the world. A lot about the State remains unknown, and we can only imagine through the harsh censorship that is enforced in the country, even less about the outer world is known by North Korean themselves.
In recent years, since the new leader Kim Jong-Un has risen to power, the situation has only gotten more radical, with nuclear war threats something he likes to show off on a regular basis.
One thing is for sure, his greatest fear is that the public world will find out the true extent of the harsh realities which his citizens face daily, one where young North Korean women are still forced to take part in army drills rather than focus on their own young lives.
Everyone MUST work
It is a country where work is demanded of all citizens, no matter what. And if you don’t have a job, the government will happily set you up with one. One job that is popular in North Korea is using police rather than traffic lights!
Believe it or not, traffic lights in Pyongyang, the capital of the state, have been working on an off for years. Rather than replace a light which takes time and money, they use their man power and out a citizen on the job.
Another less popular job can be seen in this picture, of what looks like a perfect example of the three-generation crew cleaning the streets as a local law enforcer watches over. The whole scene is eerie and forces us to ask what kind of state has these scene in the street.