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July, 2010: At the Niagara River in NY, looking from the American side, one can see an amusement park with a Ferris wheel across the river in Canada.
July 2009: At the Yalu River, in Dandong, China one can see a "Ferris wheel" that is across the river in North Korea.
Is this a purely random coincidence?
I don't think so. I think the North Koreans put it there knowing full well there's such a thing in Canada. Evidently they think Kim Jong Il's oppressive state compares to Niagara Falls...somehow.
Seriously, Niagara Falls is a ridiculously popular tourist spot for Asians, so it wouldn't surprise me if the North Koreans put that there as a subtle (but ultimately failing) attempt to keep up with the North Americans.