A Korean woman carries a bouquet of yellow flowers down the escalator into the Pyongyang metro subway, North Korea (DPRK) on 24 February 2008.
A North Korean woman loads a pistol for firing practice in Pyongyang, North Korea (DPRK) on 18 August, 2007.
An attendant stands near the tracks as a metro train arrives in the station in the subway of Pyongyang, North Korea (DPRK) on 20 August 2007.
Nabin Pun, a Maoist rebel soldier of the People's Liberation Army, raises the communist flag from a tree above the village of Rukumkot, Nepal on Friday, 11 February 2005.
A Maoist rebel soldier wearing a Britney Spears t-shirt stands among a batallion of other soldiers of the People's Liberation Army, First Brigade, Mid Division during a drill in a schoolyard in the village of Gairigaon, Nepal on Wednesday, 16 February 2005.
A worker inside a walnut packing factory pauses in Chisinau, Moldova on 27 May 2009.
A girl holds flowers on the steps of the damaged presidential building in Chisinau, Moldova on 7 April 2009. Opposition leaders accused the Communists of rigging the elections on 5 April and demanded a recount. Anti-communist rotesters stormed the presidential building, demanding that President Vladimir Voronin announce his resignation and leave Moldova. More than 30 people were injured in the protests.
Relatives of veterans of the CIA Secret War break down in tears at their hidden village in the Vientiane province of Laos on Nov. 27, 2007. Thousands of Hmongs who fought or collaborated with the American CIA until communists took over the country in 1975 remain hidden in the jungles of Laos and remain regular targets of the Lao People's Army.
A man looks at an exhibit behind a red curtain in side the Ho Chi Minh Museum in Hanoi, Vietnam on 17 November 2009.
An all girls group of Young Communist League members walks past a statue of Chairman Mao Zedong in front of the Yan'an Revolutionary Memorial Hall on 7 November 2009 in Yan'an, China. Yan'an is promoted as the "Revolutionary Holy Land" and offers a number of museums, monuments and other "Red Tourism" sites supported by the Chinese government.
A customer enters a small market for fresh produce in the collective village of Nanjie in Henan province, China on 3 November 2009. The Chinese economy was liberalized and reformed in the decades after the Great Leap Forward, when forced collectivization brought on famine and economic catastrophe. Going against the privatization trend of the rest of the country, Nanjie village started to re-collectivize its land in 1984. Residents of the communist village live in identical apartments and are given free health care and education, but receive only a token salary, paid in coupons rather than currency.
A nurse pushes her son's bicycle as he walks along side in Cienfuegos, Cuba on 17 March 2009.
Ballet students at the Pro Danza school in Mariano, Havana, Cuba on Nov. 3, 2010.
Men load a wagon pulled by cattle with harvested millet on the outskirts of Maradi, Niger on Sept. 25, 2010. The population of Niger is hit yearly with a chronic food crisis that generally peaks between May and September. Since the first harvest was particularly bad this year, many families are using the September harvest to pay back debts from the intervening months when food was scarce. That means that despite plenty of food in the fields, many families still go hungry.
Twins nurse from their mother, Nyan Tut, while waiting outside the Medecins Sans Frontieres public health clinic in the village of Yiditin in the Upper Nile region of South Sudan on Nov. 23, 2004. The baby on the left has been malnourished since the family's cows were raided by a hostile neighboring tribe.
Children skim the water on makeshift surf boards near a pile of wrecked cars on Ebeye island, Kwajalein Atoll on June 18, 2012. The tiny overcrowded island is cluttered, with trash, junk and discarded military surplus items from the neighboring U.S. Army base.
A child looks through the window frame of a partially destroyed abandoned home on the Pacific shore of Ebeye, Marshall Islands on June 16, 2012. Over 12,000 people live on the tiny overcrowded island of 36 hectares. The islanders relocated to Ebeye from their original homes because the U.S. military leases those areas for ballistic missile testing. Other current residents of Ebeye moved from islands which were contaminated by U.S. nuclear bomb tests. Infrastructure, housing and sanitation on Ebeye are deplorable.