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Tweets and online pics give real-time peek into North Korea

On Monday, the first tweet from North Korea was sent, sparking a celebration among the Egyptians who set up the service and their North Korean partners

By Jean H. Lee  /  AP, PYONGYANG

On Monday evening, while discussing how to cover the arrival of former NBA star Dennis Rodman, and describing his array of tattoos and nose rings, we did what was not possible in the past: We Googled him from a local restaurant.

Twenty-four hours later, Rodman himself appeared to be online and tweeting from North Korea.

“I come in peace. I love the people of North Korea,” he wrote.

Jean H. Lee is AP’s bureau chief for North and South Korea.

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