Borders define not only us, but who we are. Simple lines on the ground, man-made or geological, in a seemingly meaningless place separates one culture from the next. The boundaries of countries are often some of the most fought over and safely guarded locations in the world. Check out our list of the most visually stunning and awe-inspiring international borders below.
16. Haiti and the Dominican Republic
The border between Haiti [left] and the Dominican Republic [right] leaves you with one question, where did all of the trees go? The river drawn boundary separates the countries who have widely varying deforestation laws, leaving Haiti with a near barren landscape and the DR with a much more enticing green oasis.
15. United States and Mexico
U.S. border protection has kept their land on the border of Mexico [right] fairly barren in order to help stop illegal immigration. Regardless, the border between the two countries is one of the most traveled in the world and stretches a little over 3200 km.