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PHOTO SERIES: South Korean troops swap boots for ballet shoes

 Reuters 18 July 2019

Once a week, a group of South Korean soldiers near the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) that divides the Korean peninsula trade army boots for ballet shoes in a class intended to ease the stress of guarding the world's most heavily fortified border. In this photo series and accompanying story Reuters meets men learning from the Korean National Ballet as they serve their mandatory military service. (335 Words) - By Nataly Pak and Minwoo Park

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South Korean soldiers take part in a ballet class at a military base near the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas in Paju, South Korea, July 13, 2019. Credit: REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

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A South Korean soldier looks at his ballet shoe as they take a rest at a military base near the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas in Paju, South Korea, July 13, 2019. Credit: REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

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South Korean soldiers take part in a ballet class at a military base near the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas in Paju, South Korea, July 13, 2019. Credit: REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji


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