A Photo Chronicle Of Dennis Rodman's Trip to North Korea

The news: Dennis Rodman is back from his week-long sojourn into North Korea, and while he apparently didn't meet Kim Jong-un (who may be too busy purging his uncle Jang Song Thaek from history and rounding up his colleagues and relatives), he did manage to get quite a bit done.

Rodman, who has a bizarre friendship with the Supreme Leader, was supposedly in the country to coach the North Korean basketball team. But it looks like he spent a lot of his trip touring the country, meeting various leaders, and even engaging in some semi-formal events ... in other words, what a theoretical American ambassador to the country might do.

See some images of Rodman's trip into the world's most secretive country below:






And at North Korea's Koryo Hotel:


But Rodman did far more than watch basketball, play hoops, and hang out in the country's only fancy hotel. Tweets from Michael Spavor, a Canadian consultant working on business, sports, and cultural exchanges between North Korea and China, tagged along and documented the trip:





Here's Rodman posing with North Korea's tallest man:





Visiting a water park:


And riding horses:



He even met a North Korean archery team:


All in all, a pretty productive trip.

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