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Life beyond the DMZ: Faces of North Korea

Photos Logo Photos | Slide 1 of 60: NORTH KOREA - SEPTEMBER 08:  Soldier girl in North Korea on September 08, 2008 - North Korea is the most militarized country in the world. According to the US State Department, North Korea has the 4th largest military in the world, at an estimated 1.2 mi

One of Asia’s most secretive nations, North Korea was formed in 1948 as the communist Democratic People's Republic of Korea. The totalitarian nation — run by the third supreme leader in the Kim dynasty, Kim Jong-un — is known for its nuclear ambition, and it's believed that it is home to the highest number of military and paramilitary personnel. Let's take a look inside the country, which is divided from South Korea by a border called Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ).

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