If you drive along the M25 you might feel lucky not to find a moment in your journey when cars aren’t bumper to bumper.
But in North Korea it is a different story, with vehicles very much the exception not the rule in the secretive state.
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Pictures from inside Kim Jong un’s dictatorship show near empty roads that are wide enough to land a plane on.
The images were captured by French photographer Eric Lafforgue as he made his way through the nation earlier this year.
His journeys along the desolated highways exposed him to the unusual traits of life in North Korea.
At one point he spotted a uniformed band playing music for construction workers.
He was able to capture the images by saving them externally on digital memory cards, having travelled to the country six times since 2008.
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‘Some say about North Korea that the only ones who smile are the “Dear Leaders” on the propaganda stuff’, he told the Mail Online.
‘But after six trips in the most closed country, I can say that North Koreans are not the robots many depict… They also smile!’
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