Visitors walk near the pond-shaped map of the Korean Peninsula at the Imjingak Pavilion near the border village of Panmunjom, on the demilitarized zone (DMZ) that separates the two Koreas since the ... more 
Visitors walk near the pond-shaped map of the Korean Peninsula at the Imjingak Pavilion near the border village of Panmunjom, on the demilitarized zone (DMZ) that separates the two Koreas since the Korean War, in Paju, South Korea, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011. North Korea on Thursday denied firing shells near a disputed maritime line, saying a frightened South Korea needlessly retaliated after mistaking normal blasting from a construction project for artillery. South Korea, which fired several shells in what it said were two artillery exchanges with North Korea on Wednesday, dismissed the North's claim as a typical "hackneyed" argument from a country that rarely acknowledges its provocations and instead blames Seoul for hostilities between the sides. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Lee Jin-man
Thu, Aug 11, 2011 5:00 AM EDT