Friday photo: A supposedly fun thing North Korea has never done before

The North Korean cruise ship Mangyongbong docked at the Rason port prior to a ceremony to mark the first-ever cruise to Mount Kumgang International tourist zone, from Rason in North Korea on August 30, 2011. Keen to boost tourism and earn much-needed cash, authorities in the impoverished nation have decided to launch a cruise tour ...

By , a former associate editor at Foreign Policy.
AFP PHOTO/GOH CHAI HIN
AFP PHOTO/GOH CHAI HIN
AFP PHOTO/GOH CHAI HIN

The North Korean cruise ship Mangyongbong docked at the Rason port prior to a ceremony to mark the first-ever cruise to Mount Kumgang International tourist zone, from Rason in North Korea on August 30, 2011. Keen to boost tourism and earn much-needed cash, authorities in the impoverished nation have decided to launch a cruise tour from the rundown northeastern port city of Rajin to the scenic resort of Mount Kumgang. 

The North Korean cruise ship Mangyongbong docked at the Rason port prior to a ceremony to mark the first-ever cruise to Mount Kumgang International tourist zone, from Rason in North Korea on August 30, 2011. Keen to boost tourism and earn much-needed cash, authorities in the impoverished nation have decided to launch a cruise tour from the rundown northeastern port city of Rajin to the scenic resort of Mount Kumgang. 

Joshua Keating was an associate editor at Foreign Policy. Twitter: @joshuakeating

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