BREAKING: Kim Jong-Il is dead.
The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) remains the world’s longest-lived dictatorship, home to a near-perfect cult of personality that rulers like Stalin and Mao only dreamed of. Today, more than six decades after its post-World War II creation, North Korea endures as a true digital-age rarity: a land largely unrecorded, even while its influence — on the global stage and the world’s imagination — intensifies.
LIFE asked five award-winning photographers to share their stories and photos — some of which have never before been published in the U.S. — from their travels in the North. The hazards of journeying to the DPKR as a Western journalist, covertly or in plain sight, are as numerous as they are dire. Shooting there requires skill, strategy, and guts; the five photojournalists here risked all to reveal the enigmatic universe behind the North Korean curtain.
(see more — North Korea: Inside a Secret State)
not much to say since there is no time to say anything.. but still preggos.. and loving it! despite all the s/s… killer headaches are the one right now.. things are going well. hmmm thats about it!
babymooned in hawaii.
may find out the sex of the baby next week!
what more happiness can I have in my life right now??
We are expecting a little one!!!
Found out this past Thursday.
I am 7 weeks, and 2 days :)
Jade Garden, WA
Packed way too much for my weekend in Washington
Crown and Coke
time to catch up on my pics.
These past week have been a mix of emotions. We lost a beautiful woman who is now in heaven with our Grandpa. But we were all together for maybe the last time. I miss all my family. And I hope we do see each other again.
It’s very sad that people could still find drama at a devastating time like this. I had completely forgotten all the drama that went on with my Grandmother’s death and decided to put it all to rest when she had passed. But a conversation last night lit the fire once again. I know my Grandma is all about keeping the peace. But its very discouraging when there is only one side to the story and the truth is hidden.
I want to put this all to rest but I can’t. After all I did, everything my family has went through. We do not deserve any of this. If it causes a permanent divide then so be it.