This week, the hermit kingdom seemed to emerge from its shell- just a bit.
North Korea welcomed its second high-profile foreign delegation in as many months - former NBA all-star Dennis Rodman and three members of the Harlem Globetrotters.
The country also launched its first 3G network, allowing foreigners to live Tweet and post to Instagram, although Internet access is still heavily restricted.
The tweets and photos have provided a glimpse into daily life in this secretive nation, a country that just two weeks ago- conducted underground nuclear tests.
Guest: Jean Lee, the Korean bureau chief for the Associated Press.