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Travelers heading to North Korea despite the risks

Harriet Baskas, Special to CNBC
People applaud as they watch the unveiling ceremony for two statues of former North Korean leaders Kim Il-Sung and Kim Jong-Il in Pyongyang, North Korea.
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The U.S. State Department "strongly recommends against " travel to North Korea by U.S. citizens, warning that "foreign visitors there may be arrested and detained or expelled for activities that would not be considered criminal outside North Korea."

They're not kidding.