Members of the Cross DMZ group interact with North Korean women, at a meeting held at the People’s Palace of Culture, Thursday, May 21, 2015, in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)
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The rare crossing of the DMZ is to take place Sunday.The group of 30 women from 15 countries will not go through the symbolic truce village of Panmunjom, where the Korean War armistice was signed in 1953, because officials in South Korea and the United Nations Command responsible for security in the area said they could not guarantee the group's safety. North and South Korea have technically been in a state of conflict since the 1950-53 Korean War ended in an armistice, not a peace treaty.It has also been looked at very differently in the North and South.After the crossing, the group also plans to hold a peace walk and a symposium in South Korea.
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