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Letter From North Korea: What Life Looks Like as Nuclear Crisis Mounts

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A tightly controlled government tour of Pyongyang featured plentiful talk from locals about not backing down to the U. S. The city was filled with symbols of the country’s atomic and military ambitions, including rocket-shaped cakes and children playing with toy rocket launchers.
PYONGYANG, North Korea—North Korea’s nuclear ambitions are etched into the landscape of its showcase capital city.
A giant sculpture of the atom sits on top of a new apartment tower built for nuclear scientists. Atom designs adorn road overpasses, lampposts and building facades.

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