History (and sometimes, unfortunately, current events) shows us just how easily national borders can change, but we still like to think that they are permanent fixtures. These photos of different national borders around the world show you how both friendly and hostile nations like to fence off their turf.

Borders will often say much about countries' relationships. The borders between friendly nations, especially those in the European Union's Schengen zone, can seem almost non-existent, marked by no more than a line or a road sign. Other borders are delineated by natural markers like rivers, or by man-made markers, like guard posts and demilitarized zones.

#1 Residents Of Naco, Arizona And Naco, Mexico Play Volleyball Match Over Fence Between USA And Mexico

Residents Of Naco, Arizona And Naco, Mexico Play Volleyball Match Over Fence Between USA And Mexico

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MarkFlower 1 year ago

This looks like fun

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#2 Slovakia, Austria And Hungary

Slovakia, Austria And Hungary

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Chellery 1 year ago

But who owns the table? :O

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#3 Norway And Sweden

Norway And Sweden

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SrihariSrinivasan 1 year ago

Wow, this is spectacular.

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#4 Netherlands And Belgium

Netherlands And Belgium

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CaioOstertag 1 year ago

Would be funny live in that house, if you are in the living room you are in Belgium, and if you are in the kitchen you are in Netherlands lol

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#5 Haiti And The Dominican Republic, Distinguished By Their Radically Different Environmental Protection Laws

Haiti And The Dominican Republic, Distinguished By Their Radically Different Environmental Protection Laws

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ClaudiaMedrano 1 year ago

The grass is literally greener on the other side.

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#6 Australia And Everywhere

Australia And Everywhere

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SarahMcRae 1 year ago

I thought this one was hilarious (as an Aussie)!

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#7 Poland And Ukraine

Poland And Ukraine

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KatarzynaMiksa 1 year ago

Cute! :)

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#8 Zipline Connects Spain And Portugal

Zipline Connects Spain And Portugal

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VinzentBaoLe 1 year ago

Far Cry :v

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#9 USA And Mexico

USA And Mexico

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#10 Argentina, Brazil And Paraguay

Argentina, Brazil And Paraguay

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AshleyLiu 1 year ago

That's cool.

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#11 Macau Drives On The Left Side Of The Road, Mainland China Drives On The Right, So This Is What They Do At The Border

Macau Drives On The Left Side Of The Road, Mainland China Drives On The Right, So This Is What  They Do At The Border

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JudyNeal 1 year ago

What a brilliant solution.

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#12 Bolivia And Brasil

Bolivia And Brasil

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#13 USA And Mexico

USA And Mexico

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HenrikHargitai 1 year ago

i thaught its a printers lay

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#14 Denmark And Sweden

Denmark And Sweden

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MortenPersson 1 year ago

Well, the flags are put wrong. The island, Pepperholmen, is on the danish side of the border and the bridgehead on the mainland is in Sweden. Otherwise a Nice shot.

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#15 Sweden And Norway

Sweden And Norway

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SarahMcRae 1 year ago

Ha, I did similar on a bridge between Sweden and Finland. :D

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#16 Point Where Borders Of Germany, The Netherlands And Belgium Converge Near City Of Aachen

Point Where Borders Of Germany, The Netherlands And Belgium Converge Near City Of Aachen

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JenniferHoltz 1 year ago

Wow, if that ground could talk!

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#17 The Woman At Right Is Standing In The Lithuanian Village Of Norviliskes To Speak With Her Belarusian Relatives Across The Fence On The Border Between Belarus And Lithuania

The Woman At Right Is Standing In The Lithuanian Village Of Norviliskes To Speak With Her Belarusian Relatives Across The Fence On The Border Between Belarus And Lithuania

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#18 Usa And Canada

Usa And Canada

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StellarSutherland 1 year ago

I mean who exactly draws these lines?! And splits up the earth? I know the answer, but think about it we are the only being that pays to live on earth like we have another choice... Ur born, u pay...smh

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#19 Germany And Czech Republic Showcase Two Different Approaches To Bark Beetle Infestation - Silvicultural Intervention Vs. Intentional Neglect

Germany And Czech Republic Showcase Two Different Approaches To Bark Beetle Infestation - Silvicultural Intervention Vs. Intentional Neglect

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MarcelaKaiserova 1 year ago

Hey! Our forests do not look that shitty! Intentional neglect my ass.

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#20 Spain And Portugal

Spain And Portugal

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Troux 1 year ago

Portugal: Spain's rally stage.

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#21 Egypt And Israel

Egypt And Israel

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#22 German And Poland And Czech

German And Poland And Czech

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KimSchuurman 1 year ago

Uh, yes they are.

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