Borders

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Tacky Tourist Items You Can Buy at the North Korean Border

A hat that says "DMZ," or even a ceramic tile with some barbed wire.

Reuters

Vivid Scenes of Life Along the Scottish Border

Next year, Scots will get to vote for their independence from the UK. In border towns, the issue hasn't gotten too many people riled up.

Reuters

The Most Bizarre Contraband Items Being Confiscated Around the World

Rhino horns in Vietnam, elephant tusks in Africa, turtles in Thailand, and drugs and dirty money just about everywhere.

Reuters

How a Traffic Jam Became an International Incident

Gibraltar accuses Spain of inflicting "torture" through unnecessary delays at its border.

Reuters

What the World's Most Oppressive Walls Look Like on Berlin's Old One

A new photography project captures barriers in Baghdad, Korea, Israel and Belfast.

David McNew via boston.com

Can Architects Do For Borders What They've Done For Embassies?

A political boundary can be more than just a barrier.

Massimo Pietrobon

Map of the Day: Pangea, With Modern-Day Borders

If today's geopolitical divisions existed when Stegosauruses roamed the earth, the world might have looked something like this.

Samuel Arbesman

The Invisible Borders That Define American Culture

We can be connected (or disconnected) based on where we move, how we speak, and even what sports teams we root for.

The Most Complicated Border Town in the World

In Baarle-Nassau, pieces of Belgium and the Netherlands sit side-by-side, creating some strange municipal politics.

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Designs for a Divided Jerusalem

If a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict ever came to pass, it would create a profound urban planning challenge