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Despite Sanctions and Isolation, Pyongyang Skyline Grows

The Pyongyang skyline is rising - and not just with the trophy structures that represent the North Korean state. Despite its political and economic isolation, the capital is in the midst of a building boom. In a comparison of photos taken by Reuters this week and on a visit to Pyongyang last October, several new high-rises of 20 or more stories have appeared in the capital, some appearing near completion. The construction, mostly of what look to be apartments, is despite tightened U.N....

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