Photographer Eric Lafforgue has shared some photos from his last visit to North Korea. He has a habit of bringing out photographs that are not permitted.
Above is evidence of the regime's unauthorized, yet tolerated, black markets. When things became so desperate during the 90's famine, these merchants appeared. They sell food, candy, cigarettes and other items brought over the border from China. Just another example of Capitalism and the human spirit delivering what Socialism cannot.