Korean reunions begin for first time since 2010

The first reunions of North and South Koreans in more than three years began Thursday, as dozens of elderly Koreans embraced in a rush of words and emotion at North Korea’s Diamond Mountain Resort.
The event marked a rare detente between the bitter rivals that were once a single country. The reunions will last only a few days before family members part — possibly forever.
South Korean TV showed old women in brightly colored traditional hanbok dresses talking and hugging; families trading photographs of relatives who couldn’t attend or had died.

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(Photo: Young Ho/Sipa/AP)

Korean reunions begin for first time since 2010

The first reunions of North and South Koreans in more than three years began Thursday, as dozens of elderly Koreans embraced in a rush of words and emotion at North Korea’s Diamond Mountain Resort.

The event marked a rare detente between the bitter rivals that were once a single country. The reunions will last only a few days before family members part — possibly forever.

South Korean TV showed old women in brightly colored traditional hanbok dresses talking and hugging; families trading photographs of relatives who couldn’t attend or had died.

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(Photo: Young Ho/Sipa/AP)

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