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Tearful reunions for separated Korean families

North and South Korean separated family members react as they bid farewell to each other on the last day of a reunion at Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Families from North and South Korea wept and embraced as the neighbors held their first reunion events in three years for relatives wrenched apart by the Korean War for more than six decades.



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North and South Korean separated family members react as they bid farewell to each other on the last day of a reunion at Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Families from North and South Korea wept and embraced as the neighbors held their first...more

North and South Korean separated family members react as they bid farewell to each other on the last day of a reunion at Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Families from North and South Korea wept and embraced as the neighbors held their first reunion events in three years for relatives wrenched apart by the Korean War for more than six decades. Yonhap via REUTERS
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North and South Korean separated family members react as they bid farewell to each other on the last day of a reunion at Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS

North and South Korean separated family members react as they bid farewell to each other on the last day of a reunion at Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS

North and South Korean separated family members react as they bid farewell to each other on the last day of a reunion at Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS
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North and South Korean separated family members react as they bid farewell to each other on the last day of a reunion at Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS

North and South Korean separated family members react as they bid farewell to each other on the last day of a reunion at Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS

North and South Korean separated family members react as they bid farewell to each other on the last day of a reunion at Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS
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North and South Korean separated family members react as they bid farewell to each other on the last day of a reunion at Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS

North and South Korean separated family members react as they bid farewell to each other on the last day of a reunion at Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS

North and South Korean separated family members react as they bid farewell to each other on the last day of a reunion at Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS
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North and South Korean separated family members meet during a reunion at Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS

North and South Korean separated family members meet during a reunion at Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS

North and South Korean separated family members meet during a reunion at Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS
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North and South Korean separated family members meet during a reunion at Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS

North and South Korean separated family members meet during a reunion at Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS

North and South Korean separated family members meet during a reunion at Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS
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North and South Korean separated family members meet during a reunion at Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS

North and South Korean separated family members meet during a reunion at Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS

North and South Korean separated family members meet during a reunion at Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS
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North and South Korean separated family members meet during a reunion at Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS

North and South Korean separated family members meet during a reunion at Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS

North and South Korean separated family members meet during a reunion at Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS
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North and South Korean separated family members react as they meet during a reunion at Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS

North and South Korean separated family members react as they meet during a reunion at Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS

North and South Korean separated family members react as they meet during a reunion at Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS
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North and South Korean separated family members react as they meet during a reunion at Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS

North and South Korean separated family members react as they meet during a reunion at Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS

North and South Korean separated family members react as they meet during a reunion at Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS
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A North Korean woman bids farewell to her South Korean family members as they leave after a reunion at Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. 
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A North Korean woman bids farewell to her South Korean family members as they leave after a reunion at Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS

A North Korean woman bids farewell to her South Korean family members as they leave after a reunion at Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS
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North and South Korean family members meet during a reunion at Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS

North and South Korean family members meet during a reunion at Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS

North and South Korean family members meet during a reunion at Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS
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North and South Korean family members react as they meet during a reunion at Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS

North and South Korean family members react as they meet during a reunion at Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS

North and South Korean family members react as they meet during a reunion at Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS
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A South Korean woman cries as she bids farewell to her North Korean family members as they leave after a reunion at Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS

A South Korean woman cries as she bids farewell to her North Korean family members as they leave after a reunion at Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS

A South Korean woman cries as she bids farewell to her North Korean family members as they leave after a reunion at Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS
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A North Korean man bids farewell to his South Korean family members as they leave after a reunion at Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS

A North Korean man bids farewell to his South Korean family members as they leave after a reunion at Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS

A North Korean man bids farewell to his South Korean family members as they leave after a reunion at Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS
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A North Korean holds a photograph showing her North and South Korean separated family members that had been taken during a reunion at Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS

A North Korean holds a photograph showing her North and South Korean separated family members that had been taken during a reunion at Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS

A North Korean holds a photograph showing her North and South Korean separated family members that had been taken during a reunion at Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS
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North and South Korean family members meet during a reunion at North Korea's Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS

North and South Korean family members meet during a reunion at North Korea's Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS

North and South Korean family members meet during a reunion at North Korea's Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS
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North and South Korean family members meet during a reunion at North Korea's Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. 

Yonhap via REUTERS

North and South Korean family members meet during a reunion at North Korea's Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS

North and South Korean family members meet during a reunion at North Korea's Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS
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North and South Korean family members meet during a reunion at North Korea's Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS

North and South Korean family members meet during a reunion at North Korea's Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS

North and South Korean family members meet during a reunion at North Korea's Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS
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A North Korean man bids farewell to his South Korean family members as they leave after a reunion at Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS

A North Korean man bids farewell to his South Korean family members as they leave after a reunion at Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS

A North Korean man bids farewell to his South Korean family members as they leave after a reunion at Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS
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North and South Korean family members meet during a reunion at North Korea's Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS

North and South Korean family members meet during a reunion at North Korea's Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS

North and South Korean family members meet during a reunion at North Korea's Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS
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North and South Korean family members meet during a reunion at North Korea's Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS

North and South Korean family members meet during a reunion at North Korea's Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS

North and South Korean family members meet during a reunion at North Korea's Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS
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North and South Korean family members meet during a reunion at North Korea's Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS

North and South Korean family members meet during a reunion at North Korea's Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS

North and South Korean family members meet during a reunion at North Korea's Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS
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North and South Korean family members meet during a reunion at North Korea's Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS

North and South Korean family members meet during a reunion at North Korea's Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS

North and South Korean family members meet during a reunion at North Korea's Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS
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North and South Korean family members meet during a reunion at North Korea's Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS

North and South Korean family members meet during a reunion at North Korea's Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS

North and South Korean family members meet during a reunion at North Korea's Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS
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North and South Korean family members meet during a reunion at North Korea's Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS

North and South Korean family members meet during a reunion at North Korea's Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS

North and South Korean family members meet during a reunion at North Korea's Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS
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North and South Korean family members meet during a reunion at North Korea's Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS

North and South Korean family members meet during a reunion at North Korea's Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS

North and South Korean family members meet during a reunion at North Korea's Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS
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North and South Korean family members meet during a reunion at North Korea's Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS

North and South Korean family members meet during a reunion at North Korea's Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS

North and South Korean family members meet during a reunion at North Korea's Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS
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North and South Korean family members react as they meet during a reunion at Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS

North and South Korean family members react as they meet during a reunion at Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS

North and South Korean family members react as they meet during a reunion at Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS
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North Koreans who have been selected for a reunion arrive to meet their South Korean family members during an individual meeting at North Korea's Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS

North Koreans who have been selected for a reunion arrive to meet their South Korean family members during an individual meeting at North Korea's Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS

North Koreans who have been selected for a reunion arrive to meet their South Korean family members during an individual meeting at North Korea's Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea. Yonhap via REUTERS
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