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Is this what North Korea's new ski resort looks like?

Kim Jong Un tours the Masik-Ryong Ski Resort near Wonsan in pictures distributed by the Korean Central News Agency

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, visits the nearly finished Masik-Ryong Ski Resort, according to North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency. The agency released the undated pictures on Dec.15, 2013. Reuters, which distributed the images, cannot verify authenticity.


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The resort is said to be located near Wonsan, on North Korea’s eastern coast.


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The ski resort made headlines in August when Switzerland stopped a multimillion sale of lifts, saying that Masik-Ryong is a “propaganda project” for the regime.


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Forgot your goggles? No worries. Apparently gear will be for sale.


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It’s been reported that Masik-Ryong will feature 110 kilometres of multilevel ski runs.


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Earlier this year, British company Koryo Tours announced that it was offering Christmas trips to North Korea for the first time.


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