• Everyone in North Korea wears a pin like this, bearing the image of either Kim Jong Il, the Dear Leader or Kim Il Sung, the Great Leader, his father. The point is so that everyone will keep them on their hearts. These pins are unfortunately not for sale to foreigners.

Demilitarized Zone, North Korea

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The Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), the 4km wide buffer zone separating North and South Korea is rather ironically, anything but demilitarized. Both countries are still technically at war, the ceasefire and armistice that ended the fighting were never followed with a formal peace treaty.

ancestralageaid, Stuart T Collins, and 17 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. paul_ark 52 months ago | reply

    This was the exact same fellow who guided my group through the Joint Security Area. Guess he's Mr. DMZ as far as the tourists are concerned

  2. Paldas Photography 39 months ago | reply

    my favorite !!! cheers !!
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  3. cresponaon 37 months ago | reply

    Great catch.
    Light is awesome!

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  4. The Flying Scotsman of Herts 1 32 months ago | reply

    We were at the DMZ on 19th Aug 2011........he was our guide too!

  5. wen4r 31 months ago | reply


  6. GeirO2 29 months ago | reply

    Yes Majestic:-)

  7. tmvdh 28 months ago | reply

    GREAT picture!

  8. Salaatti 28 months ago | reply

    Very good shot indeed!

  9. johnyzero_2000 14 months ago | reply

    A modern day Gestapo officer in a prison state.

  10. Martyn William 13 months ago | reply

    A modern day Gestapo officer in a prison state...correct...but still a good photo.

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