South Korea: Thaw in ties with North boosts ice fishing festival

Nearly two million South Koreans take part in the festival near North Korea border as Seoul-Pyongyang ties warm up.

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    Nearly two million South Koreans have gone fishing for their annual ice fishing festival in Hwacheon County, close to the border with North Korea.

    It is hoped the political thaw on the peninsula will attract larger crowds in the future.

    Al Jazeera's Rob McBride reports from Hwacheon County, South Korea.


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