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A worker washes a window on the North Korean side of the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea, as a guard stands by and a North Korean officer peers through the glass with binoculars (see enlargement). Michael Sullivan, NPR hide caption

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A worker washes a window on the North Korean side of the demilitarized zone.

A worker washes a window on the North Korean side of the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea, as a guard stands by and a North Korean officer peers through the glass with binoculars (see enlargement).

Michael Sullivan, NPR

The most heavily fortified strip of land in the world is the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea. In the DMZ, the potential for war has remained tangible for over 50 years. Yet it's also a popular tourist destination.

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