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Things you may not know about North Korea

Photos Logo Photos | Slide 1 of 26: In this June 20, 2014 photo, young North Korean schoolchildren help to fix pot holes in a rural road in North Korea's North Hamgyong province. The Associated Press was granted permission to embark on a weeklong road trip across North Korea to the country's spiritual summit Mount Paektu. The trip was on North Korea's terms. An AP reporter and photographer couldn't interview ordinary people or wander off course, and government "minders" accompanied them the entire way. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

On average, North Koreans are two inches (five centimeters) shorter than South Koreans, according to researchers at the Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, South Korea. The World Food Programme attributes this to poor diet during childhood. According to the organization, the growth of over a quarter of the children is stunted due to food shortages.

© David Guttenfelder/AP Photo
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