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Here is another shot in my theme "behind the wall" http://www.trekearth.com/themes.php?thid=6758

This is a view of Onsong, the town across from Tumen. Seen in this shot are some elements that were explained to me, I can't verify everything but I can see some of it. You will notice, if you look closely.
1) The buildings in the foreground look nice, but rumor has it that they are surveillance buildings. Particularly the on on the left.
2) the boiler stack in beside the surveillance tower has no smoke coming from it, the day was -10.
3) There is a large gun on the roof of the left most building.
4) 3 guard posts can be seen in the bushes in the foreground.
5) The real inhabitants live behind the towers, in the small traditional Korean houses.

Things like this give the experience of looking in a different feel. It is a little like looking at a very interesting exhibit in a museum. If you look at everyone's pictures of DPRK on TE you will find that all the interior shots talk about guides and being allowed to take pictures. Why would this be, could they not plan a town like this to show to rest of the world, less than we think we see?

Comments are appreciated.

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