These fascinating pictures give a rare glimpse into the private home of North Korea’s dictator Kim Jong Un.
The snaps are of just one of the leader’s homes, which is perhaps not as lavish or palatial as you might expect.
The images were reportedly taken by a photographer who joined Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov on a trip to the nation yesterday.
They show large, well maintained gardens and a black Mercedes parked in the driveway.
The property itself appears to be two storey, with floor to ceiling glass windows at the front and a minimalist design that suits a communist state.
The photographs have been released just as there are renewed hopes for the much anticipated Trump-Kim summit.
Today, in a complete reversal, the US president said he would go ahead with the meeting on June 12 in Singapore.
Eight days after canceling the unprecedented summit, citing Pyongyang’s "open hostility," Trump welcomed North Korea’s former intelligence chief to the White House Oval Office.
Afterwards he exchanged smiles and handshakes, patting his arm in a friendly gesture.
"Good meeting today. I think it’s a great start," Trump said after conferring for about 90 minutes with Kim Yong Chol, who became the first North Korean official to visit the White House in 18 years and who the US president called "the second powerful man in North Korea."
Trump said he expected an eventual "very positive result" with North Korea but dampened expectations for a breakthrough in Singapore.
"We’re not going to go in and sign something on June 12, and we never were," Trump told reporters on the White House lawn.
"We’re going to start a process. And I told them today, ‘Take your time, we can go fast, we can go slowly,’ but I think they’d like to see something happen."
Trump said it could take several meetings to reach an agreement, but he was convinced that Kim Jong Un was committed to denuclearization.
It was an extraordinary change in tone from a president who last year threatened to rain " fire and fury like the world has never seen " on North Korea because of the threat its nuclear weapons and missiles posed to the US.
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