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(Espen Eichhöfer / Ostkreuz)

PHOTOS: Life Along the Borders

The recent book On Borders features the work of photographers who captured images of boundaries both literal and metaphorical

On the Front Lines: Belfast

Belfast Northern Ireland
(Anne Schönharting / Ostkreuz)

Anne Schönharting captured this photo in Belfast, Northern Ireland’s capital, where tall walls called “peace lines” separate the city’s Catholic and Protestant quarters. During a period called “the Troubles”—from around 1969 to 1998—Catholic and Protestant citizens battled in bloody street wars and 20 kilometers of walls were built in an attempt to curb the violence. In this image, Gerry Reynolds, a Catholic priest, stands in front of a peace line on Bombay Street in West Belfast in 2011.

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