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 3 years ago

This looks like fun

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#2 Slovakia, Austria And Hungary

Slovakia, Austria And Hungary

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Chellery 3 years ago

But who owns the table? :O

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#3 Norway And Sweden

Norway And Sweden

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SrihariSrinivasan 3 years ago

Wow, this is spectacular.

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#4 Netherlands And Belgium

Netherlands And Belgium

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CaioOstertag 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years ago

Cute! :)

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#8 Zipline Connects Spain And Portugal

Zipline Connects Spain And Portugal

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VinzentBaoLe 3 years ago

Far Cry :v

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#9 USA And Mexico

USA And Mexico

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JudyNeal 3 years ago

Unbelievable!

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#10 Argentina, Brazil And Paraguay

Argentina, Brazil And Paraguay

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AshleyLiu 3 years ago

That's cool.

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