Did North Korea Stage Photos?

The scenes of mourning shown in photos released by North Korea’s state-run news agency (KCNA) seem unreal to a Western audience.

Most of those photos show only a handful of people grieving over the death of their leader, while many others are standing in the background watching. There is a sharp contrast between the two groups of people – the 'performers' and bystanders. North Korea had previously been accused of doctoring a photo portraying a scene of drastic flooding in the hopes of securing international aid.



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