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South Korean ‘propaganda Christmas tree’ to be visible across North Korean border

South Korean flag.
South Korean flag. Image by Seongbin Im / CC BY-SA 2.0

A 9-metre-tall Christmas tree-shaped tower is to be erected on a mountaintop in South Korea near the border with North Korea. The tree will located about three kilometres from the border and will be visible from the North Korean side. The tree will replace a steel Christmas structure that previously occupied the mountaintop, but some say was seen as a propaganda tool and was torn down in October. It will be lit from 23 December through early January. Read more: bbc.co.uk