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North and South Korea reduce DMZ military activity

A South Korean military officer (R) and a North Korean military officer shake hands during an operation to reconnect a road across the Military Demarcation Line inside the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas November 22, 2018. The two Koreas are taking steps to disarm areas along the border as part of talks between the two nations, including removing some landmines and guard posts and begin reconnecting rail and road links. 

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A South Korean military officer (R) and a North Korean military officer shake hands during an operation to reconnect a road across the Military Demarcation Line inside the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas November 22, 2018. The two...more

A South Korean military officer (R) and a North Korean military officer shake hands during an operation to reconnect a road across the Military Demarcation Line inside the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas November 22, 2018. The two Koreas are taking steps to disarm areas along the border as part of talks between the two nations, including removing some landmines and guard posts and begin reconnecting rail and road links. South Korean Defense Ministry/Handout via REUTERS
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North Korean soldiers are pictured during an operation to reconnect a road across the Military Demarcation Line inside the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas November 22, 2018. 

South Korean Defense Ministry/Handout via REUTERS

North Korean soldiers are pictured during an operation to reconnect a road across the Military Demarcation Line inside the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas November 22, 2018. South Korean Defense Ministry/Handout via REUTERS

North Korean soldiers are pictured during an operation to reconnect a road across the Military Demarcation Line inside the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas November 22, 2018. South Korean Defense Ministry/Handout via REUTERS
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North Korean and South Korean soldiers are pictured during an operation to reconnect a road across the Military Demarcation Line inside the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas November 22, 2018. 

South Korean Defense Ministry/Handout via REUTERS

North Korean and South Korean soldiers are pictured during an operation to reconnect a road across the Military Demarcation Line inside the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas November 22, 2018. South Korean Defense Ministry/Handout...more

North Korean and South Korean soldiers are pictured during an operation to reconnect a road across the Military Demarcation Line inside the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas November 22, 2018. South Korean Defense Ministry/Handout via REUTERS
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South Korean soldiers gather at Arrowhead ridge, a site of fierce battles in the 1950-53 Korean War, to build a tactical road across the Military Demarcation Line inside the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), in the central section of the inter-Korean border in Cheorwon, Gangwon Province, South Korea November 22, 2018. 

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South Korean soldiers gather at Arrowhead ridge, a site of fierce battles in the 1950-53 Korean War, to build a tactical road across the Military Demarcation Line inside the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), in the central section of the inter-Korean border...more

South Korean soldiers gather at Arrowhead ridge, a site of fierce battles in the 1950-53 Korean War, to build a tactical road across the Military Demarcation Line inside the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), in the central section of the inter-Korean border in Cheorwon, Gangwon Province, South Korea November 22, 2018. Kim Min-Hee/Pool via REUTERS
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A North Korean guard post in the demilitarized zone is blown up in this picture taken from South Korean territory, November 20.

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A North Korean guard post in the demilitarized zone is blown up in this picture taken from South Korean territory, November 20. The Defense Ministry/Yonhap via REUTERS

A North Korean guard post in the demilitarized zone is blown up in this picture taken from South Korean territory, November 20. The Defense Ministry/Yonhap via REUTERS
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An explosion as part of the dismantlement at a South Korean guard post in the demilitarized zone dividing the two Koreas in Cheorwon, November 15.


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An explosion as part of the dismantlement at a South Korean guard post in the demilitarized zone dividing the two Koreas in Cheorwon, November 15. Jung Yeon-je/Pool via Reuters

An explosion as part of the dismantlement at a South Korean guard post in the demilitarized zone dividing the two Koreas in Cheorwon, November 15. Jung Yeon-je/Pool via Reuters
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A South Korean soldier stands at the Arrowhead ridge to build a tactical road across the Military Demarcation Line inside the DMZ, in the central section of the inter-Korean border in Cheorwon, Gangwon Province, South Korea November 22. Kim Min-Hee/Pool via REUTERS

A South Korean soldier stands at the Arrowhead ridge to build a tactical road across the Military Demarcation Line inside the DMZ, in the central section of the inter-Korean border in Cheorwon, Gangwon Province, South Korea November 22. Kim...more

A South Korean soldier stands at the Arrowhead ridge to build a tactical road across the Military Demarcation Line inside the DMZ, in the central section of the inter-Korean border in Cheorwon, Gangwon Province, South Korea November 22. Kim Min-Hee/Pool via REUTERS
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A North Korean guard post in the demilitarized zone blows up in a picture taken from South Korean territory. 



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A North Korean guard post in the demilitarized zone blows up in a picture taken from South Korean territory. The Defense Ministry/Yonhap via REUTERS

A North Korean guard post in the demilitarized zone blows up in a picture taken from South Korean territory. The Defense Ministry/Yonhap via REUTERS
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An explosion as part of the dismantlement at a South Korean guard post in the demilitarized zone dividing the two Koreas in Cheorwon, November 15.


 Jung Yeon-je/Pool via Reuters

An explosion as part of the dismantlement at a South Korean guard post in the demilitarized zone dividing the two Koreas in Cheorwon, November 15. Jung Yeon-je/Pool via Reuters

An explosion as part of the dismantlement at a South Korean guard post in the demilitarized zone dividing the two Koreas in Cheorwon, November 15. Jung Yeon-je/Pool via Reuters
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A South Korean soldier stands guard as construction equipment destroys a guard post in the demilitarized zone dividing the two Koreas in Cheorwon, November 15. 


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A South Korean soldier stands guard as construction equipment destroys a guard post in the demilitarized zone dividing the two Koreas in Cheorwon, November 15. Jung Yeon-je/Pool via Reuters

A South Korean soldier stands guard as construction equipment destroys a guard post in the demilitarized zone dividing the two Koreas in Cheorwon, November 15. Jung Yeon-je/Pool via Reuters
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South Korean soldiers gather at Arrowhead ridge to build a tactical road across the Military Demarcation Line inside the DMZ, in the central section of the inter-Korean border in Cheorwon, Gangwon Province, South Korea November 22. Kim Min-Hee/Pool via REUTERS

South Korean soldiers gather at Arrowhead ridge to build a tactical road across the Military Demarcation Line inside the DMZ, in the central section of the inter-Korean border in Cheorwon, Gangwon Province, South Korea November 22. Kim Min-Hee/Pool...more

South Korean soldiers gather at Arrowhead ridge to build a tactical road across the Military Demarcation Line inside the DMZ, in the central section of the inter-Korean border in Cheorwon, Gangwon Province, South Korea November 22. Kim Min-Hee/Pool via REUTERS
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A North Korean guard post in the demilitarized zone is pictured before blowing up as seen from South Korean territory, November 20. 



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A North Korean guard post in the demilitarized zone is pictured before blowing up as seen from South Korean territory, November 20. The Defense Ministry/Yonhap via REUTERS

A North Korean guard post in the demilitarized zone is pictured before blowing up as seen from South Korean territory, November 20. The Defense Ministry/Yonhap via REUTERS
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South Korean soldiers stand guard as construction equipment destroys a guard post in the demilitarized zone dividing the two Koreas in Cheorwon, November 15. 
   

Jung Yeon-je/Pool via Reuters

South Korean soldiers stand guard as construction equipment destroys a guard post in the demilitarized zone dividing the two Koreas in Cheorwon, November 15. Jung Yeon-je/Pool via Reuters

South Korean soldiers stand guard as construction equipment destroys a guard post in the demilitarized zone dividing the two Koreas in Cheorwon, November 15. Jung Yeon-je/Pool via Reuters
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