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Photo by Kang Jae-Hoon, Hankyoreh, March 31, 2013)

Dreaming of Peace Ecological Park. . .Plum tree planting ceremony being held on March 30 at Maehyang-Ri, Hwasong, Gyonggi province, formal US Air force bombing range. . . Residents have stacked the shells of the bombs in front of the residents’ committee office that were collected in the sea and the residential area. . .Hwasong city decided to create eco peace park in this tragic land and planted about 5,000 plum trees wishing the village be filled with the scent of plum tree as the name of the village Maehyang means. . . It is located in the western coast of Korean peninsula, about one and half hours ride south from Seoul. . ..Residents have suffered extremely from numerous damages more than 54 years from Maehang-ri US bombing and shooting range(Kooni Range) until it was closed in 2005. . .Little media coverage. . .However, in 2000 and 2001, there was a nationwide protest to shut down this range . .This photo titled ‘This Moment’ is special edition of full page photo of Hangyoreh newspaper this morning on April 1.

(See Hankyoreh, March 31, 2013)

(Post by Regina Pyon)

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