NORTH KOREA - 2008:  Soldiers On 38Th Parallel in North Korea - The Korean Demilitarized Zone, KMZ, is a strip of land running across the Korean Peninsula that serves as a buffer area between North and South Korea. The DMZ cuts the Korean Peninsula in half, crossing the 38th parallel. It is 248 km long and 4 km wide, and is the most heavily armed border in the world. This isolation has created as a byproduct one of the most well-preserved pieces of temperate land in the world!! The 2 countries have signed armistice but not the peace... In the front: North Korea. In the back: South Korea. Only NK soldiers were there on this day. SK and the americans who are on the other side tend to monitor everything with CCTV. Crossing the border being shot without warning! North Korea is the most militarised country in the world. According to the US State Department, North Korea has the 4th largest military in the world, at an estimated 1.2 million armed personnel for 23 millions north koreans. Even if many think NK has nuclear bomb, the guns, cars, military equipment seems to come from the 50's... The Korean People's Army is the military of North Korea. Kim Jong Il is the Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army. The famous Bush's Axis of evil includes Iran, Iraq, and North Korea. In NK, every young man stay for 6 years in the Army. It means that for 6 years, he won't have many news from his families because there is no email, mobile and very few private phones in North Korea.  (Photo by Eric LAFFORGUE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)