Monday, December 19, 2011

Once upon a midnight dreary

Sometimes, a photograph or work of art best captures the legacy of a leader. Behold what North Korea's Kim Jong-Il left behind. The vibrant, interconnected, illuminated areas are located in South Korea. The north, alas, is a black hole trapped in a moonless midnight.

(Photo: A Department of Defense satellite image of the Korean Peninsula at night, circa 2006. The sole patch of light seen above the DMZ emanates from Pyongyang, North Korea's capital, home of the ruling junta and their luxury compounds.)

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