A sign marking the boundary of the United Nations buffer zone stands in the village of Pyla in Cyprus March 11, 2014. Pyla is one of a few villages in the UN buffer zone, and it is home to a mixed ... more 
A sign marking the boundary of the United Nations buffer zone stands in the village of Pyla in Cyprus March 11, 2014. Pyla is one of a few villages in the UN buffer zone, and it is home to a mixed community of both Greek and Turkish Cypriots. 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 11, 2014. REUTERS/Neil Hall (CYPRUS - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY) ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 31 OF 40 FOR PACKAGE 'FROZEN IN TIME - THE CYPRUS BUFFER ZONE' TO FIND ALL IMAGES SEARCH 'NICOSIA FROZEN' less 
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