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In this picture taken on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, a North Korean defector Lee So Yeon who said she had supplied goods to the market before she came to South Korea in 2008, speaks during an interview in Seoul, South Korea. Hundreds of markets have emerged in North Korea since its public rationing systems fell apart in the mid-1990s. The growth of markets poses a potential threat to North Korea’s strict control of its people but it still allows Kim Jong Un’s government focus on bolstering its nuclear arsenal while letting his people feed themselves. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)