History (and sometimes, unfortunately, current events) shows us just how easily international borders can change, but we still like to think that they are permanent fixtures. These photos of different country 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. On the borders between friendly nations, especially those in the European Union's Schengen zone, the separations 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.

Now, if you'd like to know more about the relationships between this world's countries, these amazing pictures on life in the borderland illustrate the different attitudes quite well. So scroll down below for our picks of the unique country borders. Hopefully, you'll learn something new after looking at these interesting pictures!

#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 4 years ago

This looks like fun

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#2

Slovakia, Austria And Hungary

Slovakia, Austria And Hungary

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Chellery 4 years ago

But who owns the table? :O

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#3

Norway And Sweden

Norway And Sweden

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SrihariSrinivasan 4 years ago

Wow, this is spectacular.

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#4

Netherlands And Belgium

Netherlands And Belgium

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CaioOstertag 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 years ago

Cute! :)

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#8

Zipline Connects Spain And Portugal

Zipline Connects Spain And Portugal

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VinzentBaoLe 4 years ago

Far Cry :v

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#9

USA And Mexico

USA And Mexico

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JudyNeal 4 years ago

Unbelievable!

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#10

Argentina, Brazil And Paraguay

Argentina, Brazil And Paraguay

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AshleyLiu 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years ago

i thaught its a printers lay

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#14

Denmark And Sweden

Denmark And Sweden

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MortenPersson 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years 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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JudyNeal 4 years ago

Heartbreaking.

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#18

Usa And Canada

Usa And Canada

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StellarSutherland 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years ago

Portugal: Spain's rally stage.

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#21

Egypt And Israel

Egypt And Israel

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MarkShapiro 4 years ago

Egypt And Gaza

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#22

German And Poland And Czech

German And Poland And Czech

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KimSchuurman 4 years ago

Uh, yes they are.

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#23

North Korea Vs South Korea

North Korea Vs South Korea

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JenniferHoltz 4 years ago

It should be pointed out that the dark area with only a couple of points of light is North Korea.

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#24

Iguazu Falls (border Between Argentina-brazil)

Iguazu Falls (border Between Argentina-brazil)

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MatíasRovey 4 years ago

No one thinks this is a beautiful place??? Wow!

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#25

A Golden Trianglw Between Thailand, Myanmar And Laos.

A Golden Trianglw Between Thailand, Myanmar And Laos.

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#26

The Border Between Germany And Poland, On The Beach Of Usedom.

The Border Between Germany And Poland, On The Beach Of Usedom.

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Sophia Cai 1 year ago

The polish one is a barber pole?

#27

Hadrian's Wall Scotland -england ( Built Because The Romans Were Afraid Of The Scots)

Hadrian's Wall Scotland -england ( Built Because The Romans Were Afraid Of The Scots)

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NicCarpenter 4 years ago

An old history teacher once said to us all in class (when we asked how come the Romans built Hadrian's Wall), "well have you ever stood on top of Hadrian's wall and looked North to Scotland in the heart of winter? It's bloody miserable". Always stuck with me and made me laugh.

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#28

Austria - Slovenia Alpine Border

Austria - Slovenia Alpine Border

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TomažTomažič 4 years ago

Slovenia, on the sunny side if Alps ;(

#29

Asia Vs Europe In Russia

Asia Vs Europe In Russia

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4 years ago

.... and this is the story behind ;) http://callmesonja.travellerspoint.com/176/

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#30

River Prut As Border Between Romania And Republic Of Moldova

River Prut As Border Between Romania And Republic Of Moldova

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MihaiMaruseac 4 years ago

This one should not be a border. It's cutting the same nation in two.

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#31

Finland–sweden–norway

Finland–sweden–norway

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AshleyMeyer 4 years ago

Looks like Riven.

#32

India And Pakistan Border Visible From Space

India And Pakistan Border Visible From Space

India And Pakistan Border Visible From Space

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KushjeeKamalSinghRajput 4 years ago

Don't ask 'why so serious?'

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#33

USA And Canada

USA And Canada

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MannyMadrid 4 years ago

And no armed guards trying to keep the Americans out of Canada. How fearless.

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#34

Russia And Belarus

Russia And Belarus

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#35

Poland-ukraine-slovakia Border On The Top Of A Mountain Krzemieniec

Poland-ukraine-slovakia Border On The Top Of A Mountain Krzemieniec

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#36

Poland (cieszyn) And Czech (Český Těšín)

Poland (cieszyn) And Czech (Český Těšín)

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Karen Lee 1 year ago

Hello, anyone to tell me how to come to this place from Czech ?

#37

North Korea And South Korea

North Korea And South Korea

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CayaRegis 4 years ago

South Korean soldiers face the border -- keeping people out. North Korean soldierd have their back against it -- keeping people in.

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#38

Canada-us Border, 1000 Islands

Canada-us Border, 1000 Islands

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MiroslavBoljević 4 years ago

Old tale, but incorrect. Both Zavikon islands are in fact in Canada. https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Zavikon_Island

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#39

Chui, Uruguay - Brazil Border

Chui, Uruguay - Brazil Border

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TammyChapman 4 years ago

Looks like shopping might be a pain in the ass.

#40

Chile-argentina

Chile-argentina

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#41

#23 Bulgarian-turkish Border

#23 Bulgarian-turkish Border

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#42

Berlin, The Light Bulbs Still Show The East/west Division From Orbit.

Berlin, The Light Bulbs Still Show The East/west Division From Orbit.

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DavidVall 4 years ago

So you are telling me that they haven't had to change their lightbulbs since '89?

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#43

Chui, Uruguay - Brazil Border

Chui, Uruguay - Brazil Border

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SabrinaRebollo 4 years ago

This is not Chui, it´s Rivera and Santana

#44

Hermann Castle And Ivangorod Castle On The Estonian-russian Border, Formed By The Narva River.

Hermann Castle And Ivangorod Castle On The Estonian-russian Border, Formed By The Narva River.

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#45

Ban Gioc Waterfall At The Border Between Vietnam And China (photo By Dinh Xuan Dai)

Ban Gioc Waterfall At The Border Between Vietnam And China (photo By Dinh Xuan Dai)

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TammyChapman 4 years ago

Beautiful waterfalls.

#46

India - Pakistan Border (atari - Wagah)

India - Pakistan Border (atari - Wagah)

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#47

Between France And Germany - Only The Different City Limit Sign Shows The Difference.

Between France And Germany - Only The Different City Limit Sign Shows The Difference.

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#48

The Real Border Between Chile (left) And Argentina (right): Cordillera De Los Andes

The Real Border Between Chile (left) And Argentina (right): Cordillera De Los Andes

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#49

Haskell Public Library, Stanstead, Québec/vermont

Haskell Public Library, Stanstead, Québec/vermont

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#50

Slovakia (left) Vs Ukraine (right)

Slovakia (left) Vs Ukraine (right)

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#51

Eu And Rest Of World (spain And Morocco)

Eu And Rest Of World (spain And Morocco)

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BobbySalomons 4 years ago

"And the rest of the world"? Seems a bit of a stretch - the borders of the EU towards the rest of the world aren't all quite like this. In fact, if I'm not mistaken, this is Melilla - a tiny enclave of Spain in Morocco - that is flooded by thousands of (economic) refugees sometimes in a rush of hundreds at a time. They have little options but to build a fence and are rather unique "in Europe" even though they are on the African continent.

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#52

Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia) And Poland

Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia) And Poland

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AreebAsif 3 years ago

That's the Czech flag, not the Slovak one

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#53

# 43 France - Switzerland - Germany (in Basel)

# 43 France - Switzerland - Germany (in Basel)

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AreebAsif 3 years ago

That is not the flag of France. That is the flag of Luxembourg.

#54

Belize Guatemala Border In The Jungle

Belize Guatemala Border In The Jungle

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#55

Hungary (left) And Slovakia (right)

Hungary (left) And Slovakia (right)

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#56

"lago Internacional" Between Mexico And Guatemala

"lago Internacional" Between Mexico And Guatemala

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#57

Wagha Border - India And Pakistan

Wagha Border - India And Pakistan

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#58

Border Between Brazil And Uruguay

Border Between Brazil And Uruguay

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#59

25 Km Bridge Separating Bahrain From Saudi Arabia

25 Km Bridge Separating Bahrain From Saudi Arabia

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JoieLao-Pagal 4 years ago

This bridge is not separating the two countries.. it's CONNECTING them :)

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#60

Iran Iraq Border - War Lines After 26 Years

Iran Iraq Border - War Lines After 26 Years

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#61

Israel - Palestine Border In Bethlehem

Israel - Palestine Border In Bethlehem

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Andrew 4 years ago

Just look what the hell you've done to the country.

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#62

North And South Cyprus Border. May Peace Be With Us :)

North And South Cyprus Border. May Peace Be With Us :)

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#63

Complex Border Between Belgium And The Netherlands.

Complex Border Between Belgium And The Netherlands.

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#64

Kenya And Tanzania (in The Maasai Mara) Kenya On The Right, Tanzania On The Left.

Kenya And Tanzania (in The Maasai Mara) Kenya On The Right, Tanzania On The Left.

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#65

Border Between Alaska, Usa And Yukon, Canada.

Border Between Alaska, Usa And Yukon, Canada.

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Border Between Luxembourg (left) And Germany (right)

Border Between Luxembourg (left) And Germany (right)

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#67

Slovakia Vs. Poland - Main Ridge Of High Tatras Mountains

Slovakia Vs. Poland - Main Ridge Of High Tatras Mountains

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#68

Italy (the Place, Gorizia) - Slovenia (train Station Nova Gorica)

Italy (the Place, Gorizia) - Slovenia (train Station Nova Gorica)

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#69

Dreiländereck Where Switzerland, Germany And France Meet At The Rhine

Dreiländereck Where Switzerland, Germany And France Meet At The Rhine

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Switzerland*

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Egypt And Saudi Arabia Red Sea In Between

Egypt And Saudi Arabia Red Sea In Between

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#71

Brazil - Uruguay Border, Two Sister Cities Known As The "border Of Piece" (rivera And Santana)

Brazil - Uruguay Border, Two Sister Cities Known As The "border Of Piece" (rivera And Santana)

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#72

"friendship Bridge" On The Border Of Vietnam (front) And China (back)

"friendship Bridge" On The Border Of Vietnam (front) And China (back)

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#73

Austria Vs. Germany - Inside Purtschellerhutte Mountain Cottage

Austria Vs. Germany - Inside Purtschellerhutte Mountain Cottage

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#74

Ukraine & Slovakia (uzhorod International Airport)

Ukraine & Slovakia (uzhorod International Airport)

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#75

Germany,switzerland And Austria

Germany,switzerland And Austria

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#76

The Box Divides France And Spain In Pirineos

The Box Divides France And Spain In Pirineos

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#77

Nice View In The Border France-spain

Nice View In The Border France-spain

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#78

Cyprus And North Cyprus...why?

Cyprus And North Cyprus...why?

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AlanWinter 4 years ago

The Cyprus dispute is an ongoing conflict on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus between the population of Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots, as well as between their respective states, the (internationally recognised) Greek Cypriot-controlled Republic of Cyprus and the (recognised only by Turkey) Turkish Cypriot-controlled Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.

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Russia (left) And Estonia (right)

Russia (left) And Estonia (right)

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#80

Switzerland Vs. Liechtenstein

Switzerland Vs. Liechtenstein

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#81

North Korea And South Korea

North Korea And South Korea

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Border Between France And Italy

Border Between France And Italy

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#83

Syria - Jordan - Israel @ Golan Heights

Syria - Jordan - Israel @ Golan Heights

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djinnjeannie 4 years ago

The border is between Jordan and the Occupied Palestinian Territories and the Occupied Golani Heights. It's virtually impossible to get a photo of Israel's borders as no Israeli government since 1947 (when they agreed to a much smaller territory) has EVER acquire land legally nor been willing to state what they believe the borders to be.

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#84

Tanzania And Kenya. Standing In Tanzania

Tanzania And Kenya. Standing In Tanzania