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Looking across the river into North Korea

North Koreans tour on a vessel on the Yalu river outside Sinuiju, North Korea, opposite the Chinese border city of Dandong, in Liaoning province, China during the Labor Day holiday, May 2019. REUTERS/Jacky Chen

North Koreans tour on a vessel on the Yalu river outside Sinuiju, North Korea, opposite the Chinese border city of Dandong, in Liaoning province, China during the Labor Day holiday, May 2019. REUTERS/Jacky Chen

North Koreans tour on a vessel on the Yalu river outside Sinuiju, North Korea, opposite the Chinese border city of Dandong, in Liaoning province, China during the Labor Day holiday, May 2019. REUTERS/Jacky Chen
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Men walk past concrete piers near a North Korean flag at a shipyard in Sinuiju, North Korea, February 2019.   REUTERS/Jacky Chen

Men walk past concrete piers near a North Korean flag at a shipyard in Sinuiju, North Korea, February 2019. REUTERS/Jacky Chen

Men walk past concrete piers near a North Korean flag at a shipyard in Sinuiju, North Korea, February 2019. REUTERS/Jacky Chen
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A man cycles past a North Korean soldier in Sinuiju, North Korea, September 2018.  REUTERS/Jacky Chen

A man cycles past a North Korean soldier in Sinuiju, North Korea, September 2018. REUTERS/Jacky Chen

A man cycles past a North Korean soldier in Sinuiju, North Korea, September 2018. REUTERS/Jacky Chen
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North Korean fishermen sit on a boat decorated with a North Korean flag on the Yalu river, August 2018. REUTERS/Jacky Chen

North Korean fishermen sit on a boat decorated with a North Korean flag on the Yalu river, August 2018. REUTERS/Jacky Chen

North Korean fishermen sit on a boat decorated with a North Korean flag on the Yalu river, August 2018. REUTERS/Jacky Chen
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North Korean soldiers and residents are seen behind a fence on the bank of the Yalu river, August 2018.  
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North Korean soldiers and residents are seen behind a fence on the bank of the Yalu river, August 2018. REUTERS/Jacky Chen

North Korean soldiers and residents are seen behind a fence on the bank of the Yalu river, August 2018. REUTERS/Jacky Chen
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North Koreans, photographed from the Chinese side of the border, stand in the freezing Yalu River, November 2017. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

North Koreans, photographed from the Chinese side of the border, stand in the freezing Yalu River, November 2017. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

North Koreans, photographed from the Chinese side of the border, stand in the freezing Yalu River, November 2017. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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North Korean girls are photographed from the Chinese side of the border as they collect water from the frozen Yalu River, November 2017.   REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

North Korean girls are photographed from the Chinese side of the border as they collect water from the frozen Yalu River, November 2017. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

North Korean girls are photographed from the Chinese side of the border as they collect water from the frozen Yalu River, November 2017. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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A North Korean woman is photographed from the Chinese side of the Yalu River, November 2017.  REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A North Korean woman is photographed from the Chinese side of the Yalu River, November 2017. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A North Korean woman is photographed from the Chinese side of the Yalu River, November 2017. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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North Korean men sit on the bank of the Yalu River in Sinuiju, North Korea, September 2017. REUTERS/Aly Song

North Korean men sit on the bank of the Yalu River in Sinuiju, North Korea, September 2017. REUTERS/Aly Song

North Korean men sit on the bank of the Yalu River in Sinuiju, North Korea, September 2017. REUTERS/Aly Song
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A North Korean soldier looks through a pair of binoculars at the Yalu River in Sinuiju, North Korea, which borders Dandong in China's Liaoning province, April 15, 2017. REUTERS/Aly Song

A North Korean soldier looks through a pair of binoculars at the Yalu River in Sinuiju, North Korea, which borders Dandong in China's Liaoning province, April 15, 2017. REUTERS/Aly Song

A North Korean soldier looks through a pair of binoculars at the Yalu River in Sinuiju, North Korea, which borders Dandong in China's Liaoning province, April 15, 2017. REUTERS/Aly Song
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North Korean people take a tour on a vessel on the Yalu river outside Sinuiju, North Korea, opposite the Chinese border city of Dandong, September 2017.   REUTERS/Jacky Chen

North Korean people take a tour on a vessel on the Yalu river outside Sinuiju, North Korea, opposite the Chinese border city of Dandong, September 2017. REUTERS/Jacky Chen

North Korean people take a tour on a vessel on the Yalu river outside Sinuiju, North Korea, opposite the Chinese border city of Dandong, September 2017. REUTERS/Jacky Chen
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A North Korean soldier rides a motorcycle along the Yalu River in Sinuiju, North Korea, April 2017.   REUTERS/Aly Song

A North Korean soldier rides a motorcycle along the Yalu River in Sinuiju, North Korea, April 2017. REUTERS/Aly Song

A North Korean soldier rides a motorcycle along the Yalu River in Sinuiju, North Korea, April 2017. REUTERS/Aly Song
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The sun rises from the North Korean side of the Yalu River near the town of Sinuiju, April 2017. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

The sun rises from the North Korean side of the Yalu River near the town of Sinuiju, April 2017. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

The sun rises from the North Korean side of the Yalu River near the town of Sinuiju, April 2017. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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A North Korean soldier sits on a bank of the Yalu River just north of Sinuiju, North Korea, April 2017.   REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A North Korean soldier sits on a bank of the Yalu River just north of Sinuiju, North Korea, April 2017. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A North Korean soldier sits on a bank of the Yalu River just north of Sinuiju, North Korea, April 2017. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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Workers stand on pile of goods at a port near North Korean town of Sinuiju, across the Yalu River, April 2017. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Workers stand on pile of goods at a port near North Korean town of Sinuiju, across the Yalu River, April 2017. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Workers stand on pile of goods at a port near North Korean town of Sinuiju, across the Yalu River, April 2017. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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North Korean soldiers keep watch at the bank of the Yalu River, near the North Korean town of Sinuiju, September 2016.  
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North Korean soldiers keep watch at the bank of the Yalu River, near the North Korean town of Sinuiju, September 2016. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

North Korean soldiers keep watch at the bank of the Yalu River, near the North Korean town of Sinuiju, September 2016. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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North Korean children wave during their tour on the Yalu River in Sinuiju, May 2016.    REUTERS/Jacky Chen

North Korean children wave during their tour on the Yalu River in Sinuiju, May 2016. REUTERS/Jacky Chen

North Korean children wave during their tour on the Yalu River in Sinuiju, May 2016. REUTERS/Jacky Chen
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A North Korean fishes on the Yalu River in Sinuiju, May 2016.  REUTERS/Jacky Chen

A North Korean fishes on the Yalu River in Sinuiju, May 2016. REUTERS/Jacky Chen

A North Korean fishes on the Yalu River in Sinuiju, May 2016. REUTERS/Jacky Chen
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People wait for a boat at the bank of the Yalu River, outside the North Korean town of Sinuiju, September 2016.  
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People wait for a boat at the bank of the Yalu River, outside the North Korean town of Sinuiju, September 2016. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

People wait for a boat at the bank of the Yalu River, outside the North Korean town of Sinuiju, September 2016. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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North Korean girls walk along an alley on the banks of Yalu River, January 2016. REUTERS/Jacky Chen

North Korean girls walk along an alley on the banks of Yalu River, January 2016. REUTERS/Jacky Chen

North Korean girls walk along an alley on the banks of Yalu River, January 2016. REUTERS/Jacky Chen
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