PHOTOS: Instagram Opens Lens on North Korea

Feb 28, 2013 12:59pm

The North Korean government has made its mobile data network accessible to foreigners. In mid-January, visitors were allowed to bring their cell phones into the country for the first time. Now, local cell phone network provider Koryolink has opened up a 3G connection allowing foreigners to tweet, instagram and post images to social media. North Koreans, who for the most part they are not allowed Internet access, will not be allowed to use the mobile data service.

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In this Feb. 16, 2013 photo taken with an iPhone and posted to Instagram on Feb. 16 , 2013, North Korean school boys play with an Associated Press photographer’s professional camera in front of statues of the late leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, on Mansu Hill in Pyongyang, North Korea. (David Guttenfelder/AP Photo)


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In this Feb. 20, 2013 photo taken with an iPhone and posted to Instagram on Feb. 21, 2013, North Korean nurses care for infants in cribs inside a maternity hospital, in Pyongyang, North Korea.  (David Guttenfelder/AP Photo)

 

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In this photo posted on Instagram, a man walks in Pyongyang, North Korea, under a new roadside banner referring to North Korea’s controversial Feb. 12 nuclear test, Feb. 25, 2013. (Jean H. Lee/AP Photo)


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In this Feb. 24, 2013 photo posted to Instagram, a North Korean guide uses a pointer at the start of a tour of an historic site in Pyongyang. (David Guttenfelder/AP Photo)

 

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North Koreans walk along a Pyongyang street and seen through a coffee shop window curtain, Jan. 18, 2013. (David Guttenfelder/AP Photo)

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