Life On The Border Of North And South Korea04:57
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South Korean army soldiers patrol along the barbed-wire fence at the Imjingak Pavilion, South Korea, near the demilitarized zone (DMZ) of Panmunjom on Saturday. (Ahn Young-joon/AP)
South Korean army soldiers patrol along the barbed-wire fence at the Imjingak Pavilion, South Korea, near the demilitarized zone (DMZ) of Panmunjom on Saturday. (Ahn Young-joon/AP)

An estimated one million soldiers are posted along the two-mile demilitarized zone (DMZ) that separates North and South Korea.

They've been there since the Korean War ended in 1953, making it one of the world's most heavily fortified borders, even though it's really a Cold War relic.

There are always tensions between the two countries and the BBC's Lucy Williamson got a first hand look at that when she spent a day recently with South Korean troops on the DMZ.

This segment aired on January 30, 2013.

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