Images released North Korean officials didn't want anyone to see

(CNN) - A Swedish journalist is giving us a glimpse into North Korea. A glimpse he says the country didn't want anyone to see.

Johan Nylander was the only western journalist covering an international bike race from china to North Korea. He says he was told he could photograph anything except the military or military facilities, but once he reached the border with China, he says North Korean security guards erased any images they didn't think portrayed North Korea in a positive light.

Nylander says he was able to retrieve those deleted pictures shown in the video above. He says he's not even sure why some of his pictures were deleted since they didn't seem to show anything controversial.