Many families from North and South Korea have held passionate reunions as relatives met without precedent for no less than 65 years.
A gathering of for the most part elderly South Koreans ventured out to a vacationer resort in the North for the occasion, the principal such get-together for a long time.
The Korean War of 1950-1953 remaining the promontory separated and individuals on the northern side were not able leave.
The South Koreans were picked by lottery – the most established of them is 101.
These short gatherings are probably going to be the last and just time many will see each other.
The more youthful kin of Cho Sun-do, 89, at left, had made a trip from South Korea to meet her
Eighty-six-year-old Cho Hye-do and her sibling Cho Do-jae, 75, were brought together with their more seasoned sister Cho Soon-do, who is 89 and lives in North Korea.
“I recall how wonderful you were,” Cho Hye-do disclosed to her elder sibling.
“I at last get the chance to meet you in the wake of living for so since quite a while ago,” answered the more established lady.