The drab, grey exterior of Kwangbok Supermarket blends easily into its surroundings in Pyongyang. The building does not aspire to resemble a gleaming mall, nor does it need to. For the majority of the city’s three million residents, the sheer experience of shopping at a supermarket is enough of a draw.
In North Korea, most citizens still depend on state-supplied rations, which are known for...
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The deceptive extravagance of a North Korean supermarket