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North Korea is in the news every week–from missiles and threats to the sad imprisonment of an American student caught up in a prank.  It’s not a place most people would put on their wish to visit–or even think one could visit.  For one writer and photographer, that was the allure–what make the country tick? Wendy E. Simmons’ new book MY HOLIDAY IN NORTH KOREA: The Funniest/Worst Place On Earth takes us inside her solo tour of this famously closed-off country.