Hidden North Korea

Adam Davidson has been following the North Korean economy, such as it is. The Communist nation is among the world's most isolated countries, with little known about its inner workings.

But as you can see in this covert video of a market, from 2005, North Korea is also in many ways a familiar place — with people buying the makings of a next meal, and vendors making time for lunch, and a baby crying.



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