20 International Borders Around The World

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History (and sometimes, unfortunately, current events) shows us just how easily national borders can change, but we still like to think that they are permanent fixtures. These photos of different national borders around the world show you how both friendly and hostile nations like to fence off their turf.

Borders will often say much about countries’ relationships. The borders between friendly nations, especially those in the European Union’s Schengen zone, can seem almost non-existent, marked by no more than a line or a road sign. Other borders are delineated by natural markers like rivers, or by man-made markers, like guard posts and demilitarized zones.

Residents Of Naco, Arizona And Naco, Mexico Play Volleyball Match Over Fence Between USA And Mexico

1 Residents Of Naco, Arizona And Naco, Mexico Play Volleyball Match Over Fence Between USA And Mexico

Slovakia, Austria And Hungary

2 Slovakia, Austria And Hungary

Norway And Sweden

3 Norway And Sweden

Netherlands And Belgium

4 Netherlands And Belgium

Haiti And The Dominican Republic, Distinguished By Their Radically Different Environmental Protection Laws

5 Haiti And The Dominican Republic, Distinguished By Their Radically Different Environmental Protection Laws

Australia And Everywhere

6 Australia And Everywhere

Poland And Ukraine

7 Poland And Ukraine

Zipline Connects Spain And Portugal

8 Zipline Connects Spain And Portugal

USA And Mexico

9 USA And Mexico

Macau Drives On The Left Side Of The Road, Mainland China Drives On The Right, So This Is What They Do At The Border

10 Macau Drives On The Left Side Of The Road, Mainland China Drives On The Right, So This Is What They Do At The Border

Argentina, Brazil And Paraguay

11 Argentina, Brazil And Paraguay

Bolivia And Brasil

12 Bolivia And Brasil

USA And Mexico

13 USA And Mexico

Denmark And Sweden

14 Denmark And Sweden

Sweden And Norway

15 Sweden And Norway

Point Where Borders Of Germany, The Netherlands And Belgium Converge Near City Of Aachen

16 Point Where Borders Of Germany, The Netherlands And Belgium Converge Near City Of Aachen

The Woman At Right Is Standing In The Lithuanian Village Of Norviliskes To Speak With Her Belarusian Relatives Across The Fence On The Border Between Belarus And Lithuania

17 The Woman At Right Is Standing In The Lithuanian Village Of Norviliskes To Speak With Her Belarusian Relatives Across The Fence On The Border Between Belarus And Lithuania

Usa And Canada

18 Usa And Canada

Germany And Czech Republic Showcase Two Different Approaches To Bark Beetle Infestation – Silvicultural Intervention Vs. Intentional Neglect

19 Germany And Czech Republic Showcase Two Different Approaches To Bark Beetle Infestation - Silvicultural Intervention Vs. Intentional Neglect

Egypt And Israel

20 Egypt And Israel

7 Poland And Ukraine