In this July 4, 2017, file photo distributed by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, second from right, inspects the preparation of the launch of a Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in North Korea's northwest. For nearly 70 years, the three generations of the Kim family have run North Korea with an absolute rule that tolerates no dissent. The ruling family has devoted much of the country's scarce resources to its military but has constantly feared Washington is intent on destroying the authoritarian government. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File)
A North Korean Buddhist monk walks on the grounds of the Ryongthong Temple that was restored by the North Korean government near Kaesong, a city where electricity is on for only a few hours every evening.