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Railway linking North Korea and Russia reopens

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Russia and North Korea have reopened a rail link that Pyongyang hopes will offer a trading boost to the isolated, sanctions-squeezed state. 

North Korean fisherman unload at the port city of Rajin, where a railway to Russia begins, on September 2, 2011.

The 54-kilometre (33-mile) track from the Russian border town of Khasan to the North Korean port of Rajin was opened for service at a special ceremony on Sunday, the North's official KCNA news agency reported.

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