North Korea Continues to Lure Tourists—Now With a Film Fest

A musical band performs before the opening of the film festival in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Sept. 20, 2012 Photograph by Vincent Yu/AP Photo

The news out of Pyongyang keeps getting darker. Last month, North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un, executed his uncle Jang Song Thaek for allegedly plotting a military coup. And according to South Korea’s Yonhap news agency, the dictatorship has also slain several of Jang’s relatives, including Jang’s elder sister, her husband (North Korea’s ambassador to Cuba), Jang’s nephew (North Korea’s ambassador to Malaysia), and his two sons. (The news has not been confirmed.)

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