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The moments were tense as we stood watching towards the North Korean side of the MAC Conference Room Row. One member of my group took a step forward and our United Nations Command Battalion security escort immediately directed him to step back. An Armisitce of 50+ years stands in balance.
This photo was taken with a Lieutenant at a strategic overlook just outside the DMZ in the and quot;Civilian Control Zone and quot; on the way to the North Korea Spy Commando Invasion route. I was able to watch from an active duty guard tower while hearing artillary and automatic machine gun fire in the distance.
We rushed through all of the sites as the DMZ so that we could come back and spend 40 minutes here. They briefly tell you about ginseng and then put you in a room where you're hounded by sales people for around 20 minutes trying to sell you the stuff. Our guide didn't take our hints...