A staff helps a North Korean woman to ski at Masik Pass ski resort, North Korea, Feb. 22, 2014. North KoreaĆ¢s newest symbol of national pride and "single-minded unity," the ski resort at Masik Pass, ... more 
A staff helps a North Korean woman to ski at Masik Pass ski resort, North Korea, Feb. 22, 2014. North Koreaâs newest symbol of national pride and "single-minded unity," the ski resort at Masik Pass, nestled deep in North Koreaâs eastern mountains, is an impressive site. It has 10 ski runs, from beginning to advanced, a well-equipped rental shop, and a 250-room, eight-story hotel for foreigners alongside a 150-room hotel for Koreans. Thereâs a deluxe swimming pool, lifts up to the top of scenic Taehwa Peak, an underground parking area and a helipad for VIPs or medical emergencies. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By AP Photo/Vincent Yu
Wed, Mar 26, 2014 2:00 PM EDT