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In the second world war La Muette, surrounded by barbed wire and watch-towers, was Paris’s concentration camp for those of Jewish descent.
Although Pyongyang officially denies holding dissidents captive, satellite images cited by the IBA show apparent kwanliso occupying tracts of land studded with guard towers and encircled by electric fencing and barbed wire.
Some protesters tried to rip the barbed wire off a fence, but they were repelled by the security forces, who fired a barrage of tear gas and sent them running, with many choking from the smoke, vomiting or fainting.
Some survivors tried to climb the chain-link fence topped with barbed wire around the nearby McCarran International Airport, until firefighters ripped the fence up from the ground, allowing them to crawl under it.
One is topped by barbed wire, while others have rounded steel fixtures on top.
One is topped by barbed wire; others have rounded steel fixtures on top.
The mound loomed next to me, well preserved behind a barbed wire fence.
Zoë Kirsch West Gadsden High School is a 30-mile drive northwest of Tallahassee, past dollar stores and low-slung houses, Baptist churches and a correctional facility surrounded by barbed wire.
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