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<p>A North Korean woman walks on a field in the village of Gijungdong, near the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarised zone separating the North from South Korea in Paju, March 19, 2013. 

REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won</p>

A North Korean woman walks on a field in the village of Gijungdong, near the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarised zone separating the North from South Korea in Paju, March 19, 2013. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won

A North Korean woman walks on a field in the village of Gijungdong, near the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarised zone separating the North from South Korea in Paju, March 19, 2013. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won

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<p>A South Korean soldier stands guard in a conference room in the United Nations Command Military Armistice Commission Conference Building at the "Truce Village" of Panmunjom in the demilitarised zone, which separates the two Koreas in Paju, February 27, 2013. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji</p>

A South Korean soldier stands guard in a conference room in the United Nations Command Military Armistice Commission Conference Building at the "Truce Village" of Panmunjom in the demilitarised zone, which separates the two Koreas in Paju, February...more

A South Korean soldier stands guard in a conference room in the United Nations Command Military Armistice Commission Conference Building at the "Truce Village" of Panmunjom in the demilitarised zone, which separates the two Koreas in Paju, February 27, 2013. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

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<p>South Korean soldiers take part in a military exercise with their mobile artillery vehicles, near the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas in Paju, March 13, 2013.  REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji</p>

South Korean soldiers take part in a military exercise with their mobile artillery vehicles, near the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas in Paju, March 13, 2013. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

South Korean soldiers take part in a military exercise with their mobile artillery vehicles, near the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas in Paju, March 13, 2013. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

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<p>A girl runs past pinwheels arranged in the shape of the Korean peninsula at Imjingak pavillion near the demilitarized zone which separates the two Koreas in Paju, March 11, 2013. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji</p>

A girl runs past pinwheels arranged in the shape of the Korean peninsula at Imjingak pavillion near the demilitarized zone which separates the two Koreas in Paju, March 11, 2013. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

A girl runs past pinwheels arranged in the shape of the Korean peninsula at Imjingak pavillion near the demilitarized zone which separates the two Koreas in Paju, March 11, 2013. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

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<p>South Korean employees working at the Kaesong Industrial Complex (KIC), arrive at the South's Customs, Immigration and Quarantine office, just south of the demilitarised zone separating the two Koreas, in Paju, March 11, 2013.  REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji</p>

South Korean employees working at the Kaesong Industrial Complex (KIC), arrive at the South's Customs, Immigration and Quarantine office, just south of the demilitarised zone separating the two Koreas, in Paju, March 11, 2013. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji more

South Korean employees working at the Kaesong Industrial Complex (KIC), arrive at the South's Customs, Immigration and Quarantine office, just south of the demilitarised zone separating the two Koreas, in Paju, March 11, 2013. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

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<p>South Korean soldiers patrol along the military fence, just south of the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, in Yeoncheon, January 30, 2013. 

REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji</p>

South Korean soldiers patrol along the military fence, just south of the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, in Yeoncheon, January 30, 2013. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

South Korean soldiers patrol along the military fence, just south of the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, in Yeoncheon, January 30, 2013. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

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<p>North Korean soldiers look across a concrete border as a U.S. army soldier and South Korean soldiers stand guard at the truce village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarised Zone, in Paju, December 2, 2011.  REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won</p>

North Korean soldiers look across a concrete border as a U.S. army soldier and South Korean soldiers stand guard at the truce village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarised Zone, in Paju, December 2, 2011. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won

North Korean soldiers look across a concrete border as a U.S. army soldier and South Korean soldiers stand guard at the truce village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarised Zone, in Paju, December 2, 2011. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won

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<p>A North Korean flag on a tower flutters in the wind at a North Korean village near the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas in this picture taken just south of the border, in Paju, February 15, 2013. 

REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won</p>

A North Korean flag on a tower flutters in the wind at a North Korean village near the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas in this picture taken just south of the border, in Paju, February 15, 2013....more

A North Korean flag on a tower flutters in the wind at a North Korean village near the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas in this picture taken just south of the border, in Paju, February 15, 2013. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won

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<p>South Korean and U.S. Marines run during a winter military drill in Pyeongchang, February 7, 2013. 
 REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won</p>

South Korean and U.S. Marines run during a winter military drill in Pyeongchang, February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won

South Korean and U.S. Marines run during a winter military drill in Pyeongchang, February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won

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<p>North Korean soldiers stand on their observation post near Panmunjom truce village in the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, in Paju, December 28, 2011. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon</p>

North Korean soldiers stand on their observation post near Panmunjom truce village in the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, in Paju, December 28, 2011. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

North Korean soldiers stand on their observation post near Panmunjom truce village in the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, in Paju, December 28, 2011. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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<p>A South Korean truck heads towards the South's Customs, Immigration and Quarantine office from the Kaesong Industrial Complex, just south of the demilitarised zone which separates the two Koreas, in Paju, March 11, 2013. 

REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji</p>

A South Korean truck heads towards the South's Customs, Immigration and Quarantine office from the Kaesong Industrial Complex, just south of the demilitarised zone which separates the two Koreas, in Paju, March 11, 2013. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

A South Korean truck heads towards the South's Customs, Immigration and Quarantine office from the Kaesong Industrial Complex, just south of the demilitarised zone which separates the two Koreas, in Paju, March 11, 2013. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

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<p>The propaganda village of Gijungdong in North Korea is pictured from Observation Post Ouellette after U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarised zone separating the two Koreas, March 25, 2012. 

REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao</p>

The propaganda village of Gijungdong in North Korea is pictured from Observation Post Ouellette after U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarised zone separating the two Koreas, March 25, 2012....more

The propaganda village of Gijungdong in North Korea is pictured from Observation Post Ouellette after U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarised zone separating the two Koreas, March 25, 2012. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

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<p>President Obama looks through binoculars at North Korea from Observation Post Ouellette, during his visit to the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarised zone separating the two Koreas, March 25, 2012.  REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao</p>

President Obama looks through binoculars at North Korea from Observation Post Ouellette, during his visit to the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarised zone separating the two Koreas, March 25, 2012. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

President Obama looks through binoculars at North Korea from Observation Post Ouellette, during his visit to the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarised zone separating the two Koreas, March 25, 2012. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

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<p>South Korean soldiers patrol along the military fence, just south of the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, in Yeoncheon, January 30, 2013. 

 REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji</p>

South Korean soldiers patrol along the military fence, just south of the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, in Yeoncheon, January 30, 2013. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

South Korean soldiers patrol along the military fence, just south of the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, in Yeoncheon, January 30, 2013. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

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<p>An egret walks on a rice field near the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea in Paju, June 14, 2009. 
 

 REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won</p>

An egret walks on a rice field near the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea in Paju, June 14, 2009. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won

An egret walks on a rice field near the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea in Paju, June 14, 2009. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won

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<p>A North Korean soldier looks inside a room through a window in the demilitarised zone separating the two Koreas, November 2, 2007.  REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak</p>

A North Korean soldier looks inside a room through a window in the demilitarised zone separating the two Koreas, November 2, 2007. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak

A North Korean soldier looks inside a room through a window in the demilitarised zone separating the two Koreas, November 2, 2007. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak

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<p>U.S. Gunnery Sergeant Jason Morrison, a sniper from Lawson, Missouri, and South Korean lance corporal Kim Dong-hyun attend a joint Marine winter military drill in Pyeongchang, February 7, 2013. 

 REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won</p>

U.S. Gunnery Sergeant Jason Morrison, a sniper from Lawson, Missouri, and South Korean lance corporal Kim Dong-hyun attend a joint Marine winter military drill in Pyeongchang, February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won

U.S. Gunnery Sergeant Jason Morrison, a sniper from Lawson, Missouri, and South Korean lance corporal Kim Dong-hyun attend a joint Marine winter military drill in Pyeongchang, February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won

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<p>The snow-covered North Korean village of Gijungdong is seen in this picture taken from a South Korean observation post, just south of the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, in Paju, February 6, 2013.  REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won</p>

The snow-covered North Korean village of Gijungdong is seen in this picture taken from a South Korean observation post, just south of the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, in Paju, February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won

The snow-covered North Korean village of Gijungdong is seen in this picture taken from a South Korean observation post, just south of the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, in Paju, February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won

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<p>A woman, who was originally from North Korea, looks north after a memorial service for her North Korean ancestors in the direction of North Korea, near the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, in Paju, February 10, 2013. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won</p>

A woman, who was originally from North Korea, looks north after a memorial service for her North Korean ancestors in the direction of North Korea, near the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, in Paju, February 10, 2013. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won more

A woman, who was originally from North Korea, looks north after a memorial service for her North Korean ancestors in the direction of North Korea, near the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, in Paju, February 10, 2013. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won

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<p>A telescope is covered with snow at the top of the Aegibong Peak Observatory just south of the demilitarised zone separating the two Koreas in Gimpo, December 22, 2012. . REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji</p>

A telescope is covered with snow at the top of the Aegibong Peak Observatory just south of the demilitarised zone separating the two Koreas in Gimpo, December 22, 2012. . REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

A telescope is covered with snow at the top of the Aegibong Peak Observatory just south of the demilitarised zone separating the two Koreas in Gimpo, December 22, 2012. . REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

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