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North Korea’s bizarre buildings and structures

A couple of months back, The Independent ran a feature of North Korea’s architectural structures with images from German architect-publisher Philipp Meuser’s book, Architectural and Cultural Guide: Pyongyang.

Reconstructed after emerging from the Korean War almost completely destroyed, Pyongyang is the fascinating capital city of North Korea. One of its buildings is the Pyongyang International House of Cinema, which has three screens for 2,900 patrons and was built to host the Pyongyang International Film Festival. Here, projectionists manually censured screenings of foreign movies by covering the lens with cardboard during objectionable scenes.

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