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Somewhere to Run To

Sneaking out of North Korea involves the simple act of fording the narrow Tumen river into China. It's so shallow in some places a child can do it. Moving on to another countryŚthat's a tough one. As many as a quarter million North Korean refugees have crossed the line but remain near the border, hiding from Chinese police. So when seven members of the Jang family blazed an audacious trail to freedom, China wasn't sure how to react. After a complex trek in which a South Korean businessman led them to Beijing, the Jangs gathered June 26 for what they feared...

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