North Koreans Splash in New Water Park

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There are few countries in the world stranger to look at than North Korea. The pariah state is known for its brand of militarist totalitarianism, the creepiness of the cult of Kim and the misery of a starving, oppressed population. But, with its borders closed and its people kept much in the dark, the North Korea the outside world sees is framed — with the exception of a handful of foreign photographers — entirely through the propaganda that the state broadcasts. These undated pictures are from the new Munsu water park opened in Pyongyang recently. The country’s youthful despot Kim Jong Un has a penchant for such diversions and here are scenes of his latest bequest to his people. Who knows—they could use the fun.

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