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VIDEO 1 in New York: During the holiday season there have been significant happenings that have taken place on a global scale. But do people care what’s going on in the world? RT America’s Lori Harfenist hits the street of The Big Apple to see if people are aware of whats going on in the world this holiday season – or are they just concerned with shopping?

VIDEO 2 in North Korea: Citizens of North Korea line up to pay respect to Kim Jong-il.

“A nation of well-informed men who have been taught to know and prize the rights which God has given them cannot be enslaved. It is in the region of ignorance that tyranny begins.”

— Benjamin Franklin

North Korea is described as a totalitarian Stalinist dictatorship with cult of personality around the Kim family. North Korea has one of the lowest-ranking human rights records of any country.

The North Korean famine (also known as the Arduous March or the March of Tribulation) was a famine in North Korea that began in the early 1990s — peaking in 1997. An estimated 900,000 to 3.5 million people died from starvation or hunger-related illnesses out of a national population of 22 million.

People who have recently escaped in 2011 report there is still starvation in North Korea, with

North Korea has almost no economy. People can be arrested for speaking against the government. Foreign journalists are not allowed to photograph people. Photography violations can result in the journalists expulsion from the country. Journalists also are always accompanied by a guide. Citizens of North Korea stay away from foreigners — especially foreigners with cameras.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton arrives in Nay Pyi Taw to begin her historic visit to Burma on November 30, 2011. [State Department photo/ Public Domain].

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is greeted by Burmese Deputy Foreign Minister Dr. Myo Myint upon her arrival in Nay Pyi Taw, Burma, on November 30, 2011. [State Department photo/ Public Domain].

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with Myanmar (Burmese) officials to encourage Burma to sever military and nuclear ties with North Korea, and to work toward reform after 50 years of military rule that that resulted in brutal crackdowns on pro-democracy activists like Suu Kyi and members of her National League for Democracy party. Suu Kyi remained under house arrest in Burma for almost 15 of the 21 years from July 20, 1989 until her most recent release on November 13, 2010.

Harvard University Taking Photographs in North Korea

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