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The Joint Security Area (JSA, often referred to as the Truce Village or Panmunjom) is the only portion of the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) where North and South Korean forces stood face-to-face. In 2018, North and South Korean officials agreed to clear the JSA of all landmines, weapons, and guard posts. This withdrawal was completed on 25 October 2018 and the JSA now contains just 35 unarmed security guards. The area is slated to mainly become a tourist attraction.

The photo shows South Korean soldiers standing guard at the JSA between the blue UN buildings. The white buildings are North Korean. This view is from the House of Freedom in South Korea looking towards the three-story Panmungak Hall in North Korea.