Europe's most fascinating border towns

By Barry Neild, for CNNPublished 18th March 2014
In Lille, the confluence of French and Belgian cultures is a beautiful thing.
In Lille, the confluence of French and Belgian cultures is a beautiful thing.
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In Malmo, Danish, Muslim and other cultural influences are readily apparent.
In Malmo, Danish, Muslim and other cultural influences are readily apparent.
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Ships carry iron ore and other goods from Kirkenes to China via the Northeast Passage through the Arctic Ocean.
Ships carry iron ore and other goods from Kirkenes to China via the Northeast Passage through the Arctic Ocean.
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