The brighter side of Pyongyang: Fascinating photographs reveal city dwellers enjoying all the fun of the fair in North Korea's capital
The images we're used to seeing present a much more austere country, with the rare displays of bright colours, fanfare and celebration reserved for extolling Dear Leader.
But a new set of photographs reveals the fun and optimism of a day at the Kaeson Youth Amusement Park in the North Korean capital.
Perched on psychedelic spinning rides, the city's residents appear fancy-free with wide smiles and heads flung back.
Pyongyang dwellers enjoy a psychedelic-looking ride at the Kaeson Youth Amusement Park
It's a very different picture to what we've seen before.
Few foreign tourists visit the regimented country and there are tough restrictions to what can and can't be photographed.
In fact, Kim Jong-un this week accused a planned UK television series about a British scientist who's kidnapped by Pyongyang of 'malignantly slandering the DPRK'.
The North Korean government demanded the British government axe the project 'without delay and punish the chief culprits'.
Two women in hats wait for customers at a makeshift photo service stand in the park
Hold on tight: The amusement park contains a carousel, fun house and plenty of rides for thrill-seekers
'This would help prevent any hurt to the image of the UK and preserve the hard-won diplomatic relations between the DPRK and Britain,' a statement warned.
But as these images show, there is more to the country than meets the eye.
The Kaeson Youth Park is an Amusement Park, which opened in 1984, is located near the Kim II Sung Stadium and Moran Hill.
It contains a carousel, fun house, and rides such as a Ferris wheel, bumper cars, teacups, a swing ride and a vertical drop slide.
Fair goers practice their aim, while playing shooting games in an arcade at the park in the capital city
All smiles: An attendant stands by as youngsters enjoy playing arcade games
Who will win? Park visitors gather around an arcade game in an attempt to win a cuddly toy
Relaxing at dusk, North Koreans spend their evening in the park, which is located near the Kim II Sung Stadium
Family fun: North Korean children wave to their parents enjoying a ride
Few tourists visit the regimented country and there are restrictions to what can and can't be photographed