The grass-pickers of Pyongyang

July 30, 2013

DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF KOREA, Pyongyang : Armed with tweezers or a tiny rake, a small brigade of men and women manicure the grass of one of the most sacred sites in North Korea -- the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun in Pyongyang, which hosts the embalmed bodies of the nation's founder Kim Il-Sung and his son and successor Kim Jong-Il.