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Koreans bid sad (possibly final) farewells to relatives

Image: South and North Korea Resume Family Reunions
South Korean Lee Gyum-Duk, 90, bids farewell to her North Korean relatives before they return to their home after a family reunion in Mount Kumgang, North Korea, on Saturday. A group of 82 elderly, frail South Koreans, two of them in ambulances, attended the first reunion in more than three years for families divided by the 1953 Korean War. Millions have been separated from loved ones by the tumult and bloodshed of the three-year war that ended in 1953. During a previous period of inter-Korean rapprochement, about 22,000 Koreans had brief reunions — 18,000 in person and the others by video. None got a second chance to reunite, Seoul says. Pool / Getty Images

South Korean Lee Gyum-Duk, 90, bids farewell to her North Korean relatives before they return to their home after a family reunion in Mount Kumgang, North Korea, on Saturday. A group of 82 elderly, frail South Koreans, two of them in ambulances, attended the first reunion in more than three years for families divided by the 1953 Korean War. Millions have been separated from loved ones by the tumult and bloodshed of the three-year war that ended in 1953. During a previous period of inter-Korean rapprochement, about 22,000 Koreans had brief reunions — 18,000 in person and the others by video. None got a second chance to reunite, Seoul says.

Image: South and North Korea Resume Family Reunions
A South Korean woman cries as she returns home on a bus after the reunion. Pool / Getty Images
Image: South Korean visitors wave to their North Korean relatives before leaving on a bus for South Korea.
South Korean visitors wave to their North Korean relatives before leaving on a bus for South Korea. Lee Ji-eun / AP

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