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Television Broadcast Offers Rare Glimpse

June 02, 2002

Giving its isolated populace a rare glimpse of rival South Korea, North Korea on Saturday broadcast the World Cup match played by Senegal and France in Seoul.

The delayed showing of the Friday match, which Senegal won, 1-0, was one of the first known broadcasts of scenes from the South in North Korea, possibly the world's most closed society.

The North's reclusive communist regime has had no diplomatic ties with the South since the 1950-53 Korean War, which ended without a peace treaty. North Koreans can't watch South Korean television, though the North's broadcasts can be seen in the South.

Compiled by Jim Barrero

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