Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The Aegibong Christmas Tree

Pictured above, "South Korean Christians sing a hymn in front of a Christmas tree on top of the Aegibong Peak Observatory just south of the demilitarised zone separating the two Koreas" — Christmas tree becomes new Korean flashpoint. This is "the first such display in six years," as "Seoul [had] agreed to stop the annual illumination ceremony in 2004 after a deal was reached to halt cross-border propaganda." The article notes, "The communist North had accused the South of displaying the Christmas lights in an effort to spread religion among its citizens and soldiers."

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