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Korean family reunions

<p>North Korean Kim Jin-Won (C), 80, cries as he bids farewell to his South Korean relatives after their inter-Korean temporary family reunions at Mount Kumgang resort November 1, 2010. Four hundred and thirty-six South Koreans visited the North for three days, to meet their 97 North Korean relatives, whom they have been separated from since the 1950-53 war.  REUTERS/Kim Ho-Young/Korea Pool </p>

North Korean Kim Jin-Won (C), 80, cries as he bids farewell to his South Korean relatives after their inter-Korean temporary family reunions at Mount Kumgang resort November 1, 2010. Four hundred and thirty-six South Koreans visited the North for...more

North Korean Kim Jin-Won (C), 80, cries as he bids farewell to his South Korean relatives after their inter-Korean temporary family reunions at Mount Kumgang resort November 1, 2010. Four hundred and thirty-six South Koreans visited the North for three days, to meet their 97 North Korean relatives, whom they have been separated from since the 1950-53 war. REUTERS/Kim Ho-Young/Korea Pool

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<p>North Korean Kim Ho-Sook (R), 83, meets her South Korean brother Kim Ho-Dae during inter-Korean temporary family reunions at Mount Kumgang resort in North Korea October 30, 2010.    REUTERS/Kim Ho-Young/Korea Pool</p>

North Korean Kim Ho-Sook (R), 83, meets her South Korean brother Kim Ho-Dae during inter-Korean temporary family reunions at Mount Kumgang resort in North Korea October 30, 2010. REUTERS/Kim Ho-Young/Korea Pool

North Korean Kim Ho-Sook (R), 83, meets her South Korean brother Kim Ho-Dae during inter-Korean temporary family reunions at Mount Kumgang resort in North Korea October 30, 2010. REUTERS/Kim Ho-Young/Korea Pool

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<p>North Korean Ryu Young-il (L) feeds his South Korean father Ryu Hae-chan during their luncheon meeting, the second day event of the inter-Korean temporary family reunion at Mount Kumgang resort in North Korea November 4, 2010.   REUTERS/Kim Chang-Gil/Korea Pool</p>

North Korean Ryu Young-il (L) feeds his South Korean father Ryu Hae-chan during their luncheon meeting, the second day event of the inter-Korean temporary family reunion at Mount Kumgang resort in North Korea November 4, 2010. REUTERS/Kim...more

North Korean Ryu Young-il (L) feeds his South Korean father Ryu Hae-chan during their luncheon meeting, the second day event of the inter-Korean temporary family reunion at Mount Kumgang resort in North Korea November 4, 2010. REUTERS/Kim Chang-Gil/Korea Pool

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<p>North Korean Min Soon-bi, 86, holds hands with her South Korean younger brother Min Soon-gi, 83, during an inter-Korean temporary family reunion at Mount Kumgang resort in North Korea November 3, 2010.   REUTERS/Kim Chang-Gil/Korea Pool</p>

North Korean Min Soon-bi, 86, holds hands with her South Korean younger brother Min Soon-gi, 83, during an inter-Korean temporary family reunion at Mount Kumgang resort in North Korea November 3, 2010. REUTERS/Kim Chang-Gil/Korea Pool

North Korean Min Soon-bi, 86, holds hands with her South Korean younger brother Min Soon-gi, 83, during an inter-Korean temporary family reunion at Mount Kumgang resort in North Korea November 3, 2010. REUTERS/Kim Chang-Gil/Korea Pool

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<p>North Korean Jung Gee-Hyoung (L), 78, meets his South Korean sister during inter-Korean temporary family reunions at Mount Kumgang resort in North Korea October 30, 2010.    REUTERS/Kim Ho-Young/Korea Pool</p>

North Korean Jung Gee-Hyoung (L), 78, meets his South Korean sister during inter-Korean temporary family reunions at Mount Kumgang resort in North Korea October 30, 2010. REUTERS/Kim Ho-Young/Korea Pool

North Korean Jung Gee-Hyoung (L), 78, meets his South Korean sister during inter-Korean temporary family reunions at Mount Kumgang resort in North Korea October 30, 2010. REUTERS/Kim Ho-Young/Korea Pool

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<p>South Korean Kim Rye-Jung (L), 96, meets her North Korean daughter Woo Jung-Hye during an inter-Korean temporary family reunion at Mount Kumgang resort in North Korea October 30, 2010.      REUTERS/Kim Ho-Young/Korea Pool</p>

South Korean Kim Rye-Jung (L), 96, meets her North Korean daughter Woo Jung-Hye during an inter-Korean temporary family reunion at Mount Kumgang resort in North Korea October 30, 2010. REUTERS/Kim Ho-Young/Korea Pool

South Korean Kim Rye-Jung (L), 96, meets her North Korean daughter Woo Jung-Hye during an inter-Korean temporary family reunion at Mount Kumgang resort in North Korea October 30, 2010. REUTERS/Kim Ho-Young/Korea Pool

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<p>North Korean Lee Jong-Ryol (C), 90, his South Korean son Lee Jong-Sik and his South Korean sister Lee Soon-Ja (L) look at a photo album which was brought from the South during an inter-Korean temporary family reunion at Mount Kumgang resort in North Korea October 30, 2010. Lee Jong-Ryol was a South Korean soldier who fought against the North during the 1950-53 Korean war.   REUTERS/Kim Ho-Young/Korea Pool</p>

North Korean Lee Jong-Ryol (C), 90, his South Korean son Lee Jong-Sik and his South Korean sister Lee Soon-Ja (L) look at a photo album which was brought from the South during an inter-Korean temporary family reunion at Mount Kumgang resort in North...more

North Korean Lee Jong-Ryol (C), 90, his South Korean son Lee Jong-Sik and his South Korean sister Lee Soon-Ja (L) look at a photo album which was brought from the South during an inter-Korean temporary family reunion at Mount Kumgang resort in North Korea October 30, 2010. Lee Jong-Ryol was a South Korean soldier who fought against the North during the 1950-53 Korean war. REUTERS/Kim Ho-Young/Korea Pool

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<p>The sun rises at Mount Kumgang resort in North Korea, where inter-Korean temporary family reunions are being held, October 31, 2010.   REUTERS/Kim Ho-Young/Korea Pool</p>

The sun rises at Mount Kumgang resort in North Korea, where inter-Korean temporary family reunions are being held, October 31, 2010. REUTERS/Kim Ho-Young/Korea Pool

The sun rises at Mount Kumgang resort in North Korea, where inter-Korean temporary family reunions are being held, October 31, 2010. REUTERS/Kim Ho-Young/Korea Pool

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<p>Kim Yong-hyun (2nd R), Secretary General of South Korea's National Red Cross and chief delegate, and his North Korean counterpart Choe Sung-ick (2nd L) pose before inter-Korean Red Cross talks in Kaesong, North Korea, October 27, 2010. Red Cross officials from North and South Korea held two days of talks from Tuesday to discuss about holding reunions for families separated by 1950-53 Korean War on a regular basis.    REUTERS/Hong Hae-in/Korea Pool</p>

Kim Yong-hyun (2nd R), Secretary General of South Korea's National Red Cross and chief delegate, and his North Korean counterpart Choe Sung-ick (2nd L) pose before inter-Korean Red Cross talks in Kaesong, North Korea, October 27, 2010. Red Cross...more

Kim Yong-hyun (2nd R), Secretary General of South Korea's National Red Cross and chief delegate, and his North Korean counterpart Choe Sung-ick (2nd L) pose before inter-Korean Red Cross talks in Kaesong, North Korea, October 27, 2010. Red Cross officials from North and South Korea held two days of talks from Tuesday to discuss about holding reunions for families separated by 1950-53 Korean War on a regular basis. REUTERS/Hong Hae-in/Korea Pool

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<p>North Korean Jeong Sook-Yong (C) and her South Korean relatives laugh as they look at an instant photo during inter-Korean temporary family reunions at Mount Kumgang resort October 31, 2010.   REUTERS/Kim Ho-Young/Korea Pool</p>

North Korean Jeong Sook-Yong (C) and her South Korean relatives laugh as they look at an instant photo during inter-Korean temporary family reunions at Mount Kumgang resort October 31, 2010. REUTERS/Kim Ho-Young/Korea Pool

North Korean Jeong Sook-Yong (C) and her South Korean relatives laugh as they look at an instant photo during inter-Korean temporary family reunions at Mount Kumgang resort October 31, 2010. REUTERS/Kim Ho-Young/Korea Pool

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<p>South Korean Kim Young-tae, 83, meets his North Korean younger sister Kim Soon-il, 80, during an inter-Korean temporary family reunion at Mount Kumgang resort in North Korea November 3, 2010.  REUTERS/Kim Chang-Gil/Pool</p>

South Korean Kim Young-tae, 83, meets his North Korean younger sister Kim Soon-il, 80, during an inter-Korean temporary family reunion at Mount Kumgang resort in North Korea November 3, 2010. REUTERS/Kim Chang-Gil/Pool

South Korean Kim Young-tae, 83, meets his North Korean younger sister Kim Soon-il, 80, during an inter-Korean temporary family reunion at Mount Kumgang resort in North Korea November 3, 2010. REUTERS/Kim Chang-Gil/Pool

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<p>South Korean Lee Poong-no (R), 84, meets his North Korean daughters Lee Soon-jeon (L), Lee Um-jeon (2nd L) and younger sister Lee Ok-nim (3rd L) during an inter-Korean temporary family reunion at Mount Kumgang resort in North Korea November 3, 2010.   REUTERS/Kim Chang-Gil/Pool</p>

South Korean Lee Poong-no (R), 84, meets his North Korean daughters Lee Soon-jeon (L), Lee Um-jeon (2nd L) and younger sister Lee Ok-nim (3rd L) during an inter-Korean temporary family reunion at Mount Kumgang resort in North Korea November 3, 2010. ...more

South Korean Lee Poong-no (R), 84, meets his North Korean daughters Lee Soon-jeon (L), Lee Um-jeon (2nd L) and younger sister Lee Ok-nim (3rd L) during an inter-Korean temporary family reunion at Mount Kumgang resort in North Korea November 3, 2010. REUTERS/Kim Chang-Gil/Pool

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<p>South Korean Kim Sung-bok (R), 90, with an unidentified South Korean family member, meets his daughter Kim Hee-sook (L), 61, during an inter-Korean temporary family reunion at Mount Kumgang resort in North Korea November 3, 2010.   REUTERS/Kim Chang-Gil/Korea Pool</p>

South Korean Kim Sung-bok (R), 90, with an unidentified South Korean family member, meets his daughter Kim Hee-sook (L), 61, during an inter-Korean temporary family reunion at Mount Kumgang resort in North Korea November 3, 2010. REUTERS/Kim...more

South Korean Kim Sung-bok (R), 90, with an unidentified South Korean family member, meets his daughter Kim Hee-sook (L), 61, during an inter-Korean temporary family reunion at Mount Kumgang resort in North Korea November 3, 2010. REUTERS/Kim Chang-Gil/Korea Pool

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<p>North Korean Lee Jae-Seon (L), 79, and her South Korean relative dance and sing together during a luncheon meeting at an inter-Korean temporary family reunions at Mount Kumgang resort October 31, 2010.    REUTERS/Kim Ho-Young/Korea Pool</p>

North Korean Lee Jae-Seon (L), 79, and her South Korean relative dance and sing together during a luncheon meeting at an inter-Korean temporary family reunions at Mount Kumgang resort October 31, 2010. REUTERS/Kim Ho-Young/Korea Pool

North Korean Lee Jae-Seon (L), 79, and her South Korean relative dance and sing together during a luncheon meeting at an inter-Korean temporary family reunions at Mount Kumgang resort October 31, 2010. REUTERS/Kim Ho-Young/Korea Pool

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<p>South Korean Min Soon-gi (L), 83, takes a picture of an award certificate which his North Korean niece Hong Yeon-bok, 52, received from North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, during an inter-Korean temporary family reunion at Mount Kumgang resort in North Korea November 3, 2010.    REUTERS/Kim Chang-Gil/Korea Pool</p>

South Korean Min Soon-gi (L), 83, takes a picture of an award certificate which his North Korean niece Hong Yeon-bok, 52, received from North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, during an inter-Korean temporary family reunion at Mount Kumgang resort in North...more

South Korean Min Soon-gi (L), 83, takes a picture of an award certificate which his North Korean niece Hong Yeon-bok, 52, received from North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, during an inter-Korean temporary family reunion at Mount Kumgang resort in North Korea November 3, 2010. REUTERS/Kim Chang-Gil/Korea Pool

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<p>North Korean Jung Gee-Hyoung (2nd L), 78, meets his South Korean sisters during inter-Korean temporary family reunions at Mount Kumgang resort in North Korea October 30, 2010.   REUTERS/Kim Ho-Young/Korea Pool</p>

North Korean Jung Gee-Hyoung (2nd L), 78, meets his South Korean sisters during inter-Korean temporary family reunions at Mount Kumgang resort in North Korea October 30, 2010. REUTERS/Kim Ho-Young/Korea Pool

North Korean Jung Gee-Hyoung (2nd L), 78, meets his South Korean sisters during inter-Korean temporary family reunions at Mount Kumgang resort in North Korea October 30, 2010. REUTERS/Kim Ho-Young/Korea Pool

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<p>North Koreans on a bus bid farewell to their South Korean relatives after inter-Korean temporary family reunions at Mount Kumgang resort November 1, 2010.  REUTERS/Kim Ho-Young/Korea Pool</p>

North Koreans on a bus bid farewell to their South Korean relatives after inter-Korean temporary family reunions at Mount Kumgang resort November 1, 2010. REUTERS/Kim Ho-Young/Korea Pool

North Koreans on a bus bid farewell to their South Korean relatives after inter-Korean temporary family reunions at Mount Kumgang resort November 1, 2010. REUTERS/Kim Ho-Young/Korea Pool

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<p>A North Korean man (L) waves from a bus as his South Korean relatives weep after a luncheon meeting during inter-Korean temporary family reunions at Mount Kumgang resort October 31, 2010.    REUTERS/Kim Ho-Young/Korea Pool</p>

A North Korean man (L) waves from a bus as his South Korean relatives weep after a luncheon meeting during inter-Korean temporary family reunions at Mount Kumgang resort October 31, 2010. REUTERS/Kim Ho-Young/Korea Pool

A North Korean man (L) waves from a bus as his South Korean relatives weep after a luncheon meeting during inter-Korean temporary family reunions at Mount Kumgang resort October 31, 2010. REUTERS/Kim Ho-Young/Korea Pool

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<p>North Koreans on a bus bid farewell to their South Korean relatives after inter-Korean temporary family reunions at Mount Kumgang resort November 1, 2010.    REUTERS/Kim Ho-Young/Korea Pool</p>

North Koreans on a bus bid farewell to their South Korean relatives after inter-Korean temporary family reunions at Mount Kumgang resort November 1, 2010. REUTERS/Kim Ho-Young/Korea Pool

North Koreans on a bus bid farewell to their South Korean relatives after inter-Korean temporary family reunions at Mount Kumgang resort November 1, 2010. REUTERS/Kim Ho-Young/Korea Pool

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<p>A North Korean man (R) on a bus waves his hand as a South Korean man weeps after a luncheon meeting during inter-Korean temporary family reunions at Mount Kumgang resort October 31, 2010.   REUTERS/Kim Ho-Young/Korea Pool</p>

A North Korean man (R) on a bus waves his hand as a South Korean man weeps after a luncheon meeting during inter-Korean temporary family reunions at Mount Kumgang resort October 31, 2010. REUTERS/Kim Ho-Young/Korea Pool

A North Korean man (R) on a bus waves his hand as a South Korean man weeps after a luncheon meeting during inter-Korean temporary family reunions at Mount Kumgang resort October 31, 2010. REUTERS/Kim Ho-Young/Korea Pool

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