Kim Jong-il's Palaces as Seen on Google Earth

      June 01, 2010 11:19

      The Daily Telegraph has published satellite images of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il's houses and of jails in the Stalinist country. The daily carried the images under the title "A bird's eye view of the prisons and palaces of Kim Jong-il's North Korea."

      Images show Kim's Sinuiju palace complete with a private train station as well as a residence with a large swimming pool near Pyongyang. Other images show Pyongyang Golf Links, the North's only 18-hole golf course in Mt. Taesong; Kim's yacht moored at nearby Lake Taesong; and an ostrich farm and a chewing gum factory in Pyongyang.

      "Looking closely at the images of North Korea using the Google Earth web service one can see evidence of not only [leader] Kim Jong-il's lavish lifestyle but also of the state's gulags and prison camps," the paper said.

      Kim Jong-il's house in Sinuiju /Google Earth
      Kim Jong-il's house in Pyongyang /Google Earth
      Kim Jong-il's yacht moored at Lake Taesong /Google Earth
      Pyongyang Golf Links /Google Earth
      Labor camp No. 22 in Hoeryong /Google Earth
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