A look inside North Korea and the Demilitarized Zone

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A look inside North Korea and the Demilitarized Zone
A North Korean woman cycles with her child riding in a basket on Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, in Kaesong, North Korea. In response to the North's recent long-range rocket launch, Seoul shut down a factory park in Kaesong jointly run by both Koreas and this has cost the impoverished North a rare source of legitimate hard currency. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
North Korean children rest at the side of a road on Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, in Kaesong, North Korea. In response to the North's recent long-range rocket launch, Seoul shut down a factory park in Kaesong jointly run by both Koreas and this has cost the impoverished North a rare source of legitimate hard currency. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
North Korean soldiers guard the truce village of Panmunjom at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) which separates the two Koreas on Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, in Panmunjom, North Korea. Though the world's most fortified border can often seem like a tourist trap, drawing throngs of camera-happy visitors on both sides every year, to the military-trained eye the Cold War style standoff along the DMZ is an incident waiting to happen. And with tensions between Seoul, Pyongyang and Washington, this is one of those times when that's more true than ever. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
The South Korean building is seen in the background as North Korean soldiers guard the truce village of Panmunjom at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) which separates the two Koreas, on Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, in Panmunjom, North Korea. Though the world's most fortified border can often seem like a tourist trap, drawing throngs of camera-happy visitors on both sides every year, to the military-trained eye the Cold War style standoff along the DMZ is an incident waiting to happen. And with tensions between Seoul, Pyongyang and Washington, this is one of those times when that's more true than ever. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
North Korean children play at the side of a road on Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, in Kaesong, North Korea. In response to the North's recent long-range rocket launch, Seoul shut down a factory park in Kaesong jointly run by both Koreas and this has cost the impoverished North a rare source of legitimate hard currency. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
North Korean People's Army Lt. Col. Nam Dong Ho is silhouetted against the truce village of Panmunjom at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) which separates the two Koreas on Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, in Panmunjom, North Korea. Nam Dong Ho told The Associated Press that tensions have increased significantly along the Demilitarized Zone since North Korea conducted its nuclear test and rocket launch. He said he could not comment on operational details, but added: "The reality is that it is touch and go." (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
North Korean People's Army Lt. Col. Nam Dong Ho points to a map showing the line which separates the two Koreas in Panmunjom at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) on Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, in Panmunjom, North Korea. Nam Dong Ho told The Associated Press that tensions have increased significantly along the Demilitarized Zone since North Korea conducted its nuclear test and rocket launch. He said he could not comment on operational details, but added: "The reality is that it is touch and go." (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
North Korean People's Army Lt. Col. Nam Dong Ho speaks during an interview in Panmunjom at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) which separates the two Koreas on Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, in Panmunjom, North Korea. Nam Dong Ho told the Associated Press that tensions have increased significantly along the Demilitarized Zone since North Korea conducted its nuclear test and rocket launch. He said he could not comment on operational details, but added: "The reality is that it is touch and go." (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
North Korean soldiers guard the truce village of Panmunjom at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) which separates the two Koreas on Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, in Panmunjom, North Korea. Though the world's most fortified border can often seem like a tourist trap, drawing throngs of camera-happy visitors on both sides every year, to the military-trained eye the Cold War style standoff along the DMZ is an incident waiting to happen. And with tensions between Seoul, Pyongyang and Washington, this is one of those times when that's more true than ever. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
Solar panels hang from windows of an apartment building on Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, in Kaesong, North Korea. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
North Korean push their bicycles along a road on Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, in Kaesong, North Korea. In response to the North's recent long-range rocket launch, Seoul shut down a factory park in Kaesong jointly run by both Koreas and this has cost the impoverished North a rare source of legitimate hard currency. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
North Korean children play near apartment buildings on Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, in Kaesong, North Korea. In response to the North's recent long-range rocket launch, Seoul shut down a factory park in Kaesong jointly run by both Koreas and this has cost the impoverished North a rare source of legitimate hard currency. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
North Koreans ride their bicycles on Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, in Kaesong, North Korea. In response to the North's recent long-range rocket launch, Seoul shut down a factory park in Kaesong jointly run by both Koreas and this has cost the impoverished North a rare source of legitimate hard currency. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
North Koreans walk near residential apartments on Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, in Kaesong, North Korea. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
A girl crosses a street while other cycle along a pathway on Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, in Kaesong, North Korea. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
North Korean men wait along the street with their bicycles on Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, in Kaesong, North Korea. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
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Tensions are still on the rise between North and South Korea. Since the North's launch of a long-range missile earlier this month, the South has halted all operations at a jointly run factory park in Kaesong, a Northern city close to the border. North Korea, already impoverished, has lost a massive source of currency without the factory.

Click through the slideshow above for a rare look inside both the Demilitarized Zone and Kaesong, North Korea, during the recent conflicts.

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