I just returned from 8 astonishing days in North Korea, based in Pyongyang and traveling across the southern countryside and cities. Many powerful moments of hope amidst the reality described in this photo in Time magazine. The caption reads: "October 5, 2011. A portrait of Kim Il Sung, founder of the communist regime in North Korea, beams from a government building at 6 a.m. in the pariah state’s capital, Pyongyang. Soon the entire city would be awakened by propaganda songs blaring from the loudspeakers."