You can click over here to read an account of a week spent with the North Korean national ice hockey team at the IIHF Division III Championships. These photos were just some of the many taken during the weeklong tournament in Cape Town, South Africa, and present a snapshot of the rare North Koreans allowed to leave the country, both on and off the ice.

Peter Cox is a freelance journalist based in Johannesburg, South Africa. His work has been published in papers in Minnesota, New York, London, and Atlanta.