Northeast Asia | Tragedy of Korean divided families captured on camera

Tragedy of Korean divided families captured on camera

A meeting of Korean families divided since 1953 indicates improved inter-Korean relations, but few of those who met today  will see each other again

August 20, 2018 6:13 PM (UTC+8)
  • South Korean Lee Keum-seom (L), 92, meets with her North Korean son Ri Sung Chol, 71, during a separated family reunion meeting at the Mount Kumgang resort on the North's southeastern coast on August 20, 2018.
Photo: AFP
    South Korean Lee Keum-seom (L), 92, meets with her North Korean son Ri Sung Chol, 71, during a separated family reunion meeting at the Mount Kumgang resort on the North's southeastern coast on August 20, 2018. Photo: AFP
  • South Korean Lee Moon-hyuk (R), 95, meets his North Korean nephew Ri Kwan Hyuk (L), 80, during a separated family reunion meeting at the Mount Kumgang resort on the North's southeastern coast on August 20, 2018. Photo: AFP
    South Korean Lee Moon-hyuk (R), 95, meets his North Korean nephew Ri Kwan Hyuk (L), 80, during a separated family reunion meeting at the Mount Kumgang resort on the North's southeastern coast on August 20, 2018. Photo: AFP
  • South Korean Jo Hye-do (C), 86, hugs her North Korean sister Jo Soon-do (R), 89, during an inter-Korean family reunion at the Mount Kumgang resort on the North's southeastern coast on August 20, 2018. Photo: AFP
    South Korean Jo Hye-do (C), 86, hugs her North Korean sister Jo Soon-do (R), 89, during an inter-Korean family reunion at the Mount Kumgang resort on the North's southeastern coast on August 20, 2018. Photo: AFP
  • South Koreans Jo Hye-do (R), 86, and Jo Do-jae (C), 75, meet their North Korean sister Jo Soon Do (L), 89, during a separated family reunion meeting at the Mount Kumgang resort on the North's southeastern coast on August 20, 2018. Photo: AFP
    South Koreans Jo Hye-do (R), 86, and Jo Do-jae (C), 75, meet their North Korean sister Jo Soon Do (L), 89, during a separated family reunion meeting at the Mount Kumgang resort on the North's southeastern coast on August 20, 2018. Photo: AFP
  • South Korean Lee Keum-seom (L), 92, meets her North Korean son Ri Sung Chol (2nd L), 71, during a separated family reunion meeting at the Mount Kumgang resort on the North's southeastern coast on August 20, 2018. Photo: AFP
    South Korean Lee Keum-seom (L), 92, meets her North Korean son Ri Sung Chol (2nd L), 71, during a separated family reunion meeting at the Mount Kumgang resort on the North's southeastern coast on August 20, 2018. Photo: AFP
  • South Korean Kim Kwang-ho (R), 80, meets his North Korean brother Kim Kwang Il (L), 78, during a separated family reunion meeting at the Mount Kumgang resort on the North's southeastern coast on August 20, 2018.
Photo: AFP
    South Korean Kim Kwang-ho (R), 80, meets his North Korean brother Kim Kwang Il (L), 78, during a separated family reunion meeting at the Mount Kumgang resort on the North's southeastern coast on August 20, 2018. Photo: AFP
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