North Korea Defies Isolation With Fastest Growth Since 2008

North Korea Defies Isolation With Fastest Growth Since 2008

This undated picture, released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 13, 2013 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visitting the Mansudae Art Studio in Pyonguang to inspect the creation of the works portraying late President Kim Il Sung to be displayed in the Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum. Photograph: KNS/AFP/Getty Images