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In this episode of The Atlas Obscura Podcast, we visit the demilitarized zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea, which has become an accidental bird sanctuary for one of the world’s most endangered crane species.

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The no-man's-land between North and South Korea.
The no-man’s-land between North and South Korea. Filzstift, CC BY-SA 3.0/WIkimedia