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Frozen in Time - The Cypress Buffer Zone

A former residential property stands abandoned in the United Nations buffer zone in central Nicosia March 12, 2014. (REUTERS/Neil Hall)

Frozen In Time: The Cyprus Buffer Zone

Yahoo News

Greek and Turkish Cypriots have lived estranged for decades. A power-sharing government crumbled soon after independence from Britain in 1960 and the island has been divided since a Greek Cypriot coup was followed by a Turkish invasion of the north in 1974. Four decades on, a United Nations-controlled buffer zone splits Cyprus east to west, with Cyprus's ethnic Greeks living in the south, and its Turks in the north. The buffer zone still contains crumbling relics of times gone by - abandoned houses, businesses, and even an airport. Picture taken March 12, 2014.

(Photographs by Neil Hall/REUTERS)

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