Soldiers on a day off in Pyongyang

Category: People


Photo and caption by Torbjörn Wester

North Korea is one of the most militarized countries on earth. The Korean People’s Army has over 1 million troops in a country with a population of 23 million. North Korea has a mandatory military service for up to 10 years for all males and selected females. The training is tough and days off are few. These soldiers in Pyongyang celebrate a day off with dancing and singing.

Location: Pyongyang, North Korea


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