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Korean Demilitarized Zone hilltop checkpoints. The Korean Demilitarized Zone is a buffer zone established in 1953 following the Korean War. It forms the border between the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) and the Republic of Korea (South Korea). Here, the Republic of Korea checkpoint is at left, with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea check point at right. The Korean Demilitarized Zone is 250 kilometres long and can be up to 4 kilometres wide. This part of the border is in Goseong County in Gangwon Province. Photographed on 12 February 2018.
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