Life on islands at North Korea's edge

Life on islands at North Korea's edge
Children play in front of a tank on the island of Baengnyeong, which lies just inside the South Korean side of the Northern Limit Line and is closer to Pyongyang than Seoul.

The Northern Limit Line (NLL) is a disputed maritime demarcation line in the Yellow Sea between the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on the north, and the Republic of Korea (ROK) on the south.

This line of military control acts as the de facto maritime boundary between North and South Korea.

Yeonpyeong Island and Baengnyeong Island are just inside the South Korean side of the Northern Limit Line.

Life on these outposts is deeply marked by the old Korean conflict.

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