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Tourists in the DMZ - 24 Oct 2013 - Sort by:
Tourists in the DMZ - 24 Oct 2013
Images of tourists visiting the demilitarized zone separates the two Koreas, in Paju, north of Seoul. With the Berlin Wall and the Soviet Union gone, tourists now flock to both sides of the DMZ, the world's most heavily armed border
established 60 years ago. But what they see is more likely to be tacky than terrifying.

On the south side, souvenir shops sell DMZ T-shirts, DMZ-branded chocolates, DMZ baseball caps and pieces of "authentic" DMZ barbed wire mounted on ceramic tiles. Others sell dusty bottles of North Korean alcohol and miniature combat uniforms.The DMZ, which snakes for 240 km along...
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Paju, South Korea
A tourist poses for photographs with portraits of the late North Korean founder Kim Il-sung (L) and his son and former leader Kim Jong-il hanging on the wall of a mock North Korean classroom at the Unification Observation Platform, near the demilitarized zone which separates the two Koreas, in Paju, north of Seoul October 16, 2013. South Korean soldiers are everywhere on the south side of the misleadingly named Demilitarised Zone. They guard buildings and man roadblocks to keep the invading hordes at bay. Today the hordes aren't North Korean soldiers. They're tourists. Picture taken on October 16, 2013. To match story KOREA-DMZ/TOURISM REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY TRAVEL TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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