Photographer David Guttenfelder has been taking geolocated pictures in the country, giving us a better idea of life and culture there.

North Korea is a closed-off and secretive country but recently we have been given a glimpse thanks to Google’s new maps and the opening of Internet access to foreigners. Photographer David Guttenfelder has been sharing geolocated iPhone and iPod touch pictures from inside North Korea to Instagram since the start of the year, giving us a window into the culture and life in the country.

He is one of the first people to post real-time Instagram pictures directly from Pyongyang. Until just a few weeks ago, foreigners weren’t allowed to bring mobile phones into the country. Now the local phone network provider Koryolink has opened up a 3G connection that lets them tweet and post images to social media. Guttenfelder said:

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