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See what's inside North Korea's ill-fated pyramid hotel

A foreign tour agency has released the first public photos from inside the tallest and most iconic building in North Korea

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The 105-storey, pyramid-shaped Ryugyong Hotel remains unfinished more than 20 years after construction began.

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Beijing-based Koryo Tours got a peek at the interior of the hotel in Pyongyang, the capital. The top floor is simply bare concrete.

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North Korea began building the Ryugyong in the 1980s but stopped when funding ran out in the 1990s. Exterior construction resumed three years ago, but few have been allowed inside.

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Koryo says it will open in two or three years. Meanwhile, the enormous hotel remains a source of fascination – and ridicule – for the outside world.

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