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.
Koreans bid sad (possibly final) farewells to relatives
<p>Elderly South Koreans bid tearful goodbyes, ending a brief reunion with North Korean relatives after a separation of more than 60 years.</p>