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May 29, 2006 - More Glimpses of North Korea

Our boat cruises right up to the North Korean shore, where children in shorts and ragged T-shirts are splashing in the Yalu River. We speed along the shoreline, past some idle construction cranes, rusty tugboats, and an unmoving Ferris wheel. Then just like that, we're zipping back to the Dandong side, to the skyscrapers, the bustling riverfront promenade lined with tourists, and the never-idle construction sites. We wander out to the end of the "broken bridge" that stops abruptly mid-river, destroyed by the U.S. during the Korean War. Like...

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