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May, 2002--Yanji, China..Near the North Korean border village of Onsong  thousands of North Koreans risk their lives to sneak into China. here a group of North Koreans huddle by the Tumen River as sun sets waiting to sneak into China...Since famine first started driving North Koreans across the border in the mid-'90s, they have been the world's invisible refugees. They live in hiding with relatives, in clandestine safe house in border towns or in remote mountain hideouts, trying to stay a step ahead of the Chinese police?and the dreaded North Korean agents...All photographs ©2003 Stuart Isett.All rights reserved.This image may not be reproduced without expressed written permission from Stuart Isett.