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Patients freeze in high-tech Pyongyang hospital

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  • Writer: By Margie Mason, The Associated Press
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PYONGYANG — In the lobby of Pyongyang's maternity hospital, a government guide pauses during a tour, pointing down to an elaborate flower pattern glowing in buffed red and green marble. 

A patient wearing her winter coat under her hospital gown sits in a hallway at Pyongyang Maternity Hospital in Pyongyang. (AP Photo)

"One hundred and sixty-five tons of rare stones were used on the floor," Mun Chang Un proudly tells the foreign visitors being offered an unusual glimpse inside.

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