1. A COUPLE IN PYONGYANG (2008)

This is an exceptional photo for this country because in North Korea, as well as many Asian countries, it is obscene to express your feelings in public places. Moreover, this quite “normal” picture is categorized with the banned photos since it’s illegal to take pictures of soldiers, particularly if they’re off duty.

2. NORTH KOREAN FEMALE SOLDIERS IN TOWER OF THE JUCHE IDEA IN PYONGYANG (2012)

Although military photos are outlawed, the photographer managed to share this awesome picture with the entire online world. In 2015, North Korea started recruiting women due to a lack of young men. Thus, every girl aged 17 is supposed to start an obligatory 7-year military service.

Both male and female soldiers endure very tough conditions, such as living in cold barracks, lacking hygiene products, and suffer from starvation (just like the majority of the North Korean population.)