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North and South Korea hold family reunions

Families divided by the border between North and South Korea have enjoyed an emotional reunion, as part of an agreement between the two nations. The programme allowed reunions of family members separated by the 1950-53 Korean war. Brothers, sisters and other relatives who have been separated for more than 60 years were given some brief time together in Mount Kumgang, North Korea, before the South Koreans were taken home.

North and South Korea hold family reunions
South Korean Kim Sa-Moon (L) meets with her North Korean older sister Kim Tae-Un (R),78, during a family reunion after being separated for 60 years on February 23, 2014 in Mount Kumgang, North Korea. The program, which allows reunions of family members separated by the 1950-53 Korean war, is a result of recent agreement between Koreas which had been suspended since 2010. (Getty Images)
North and South Korea hold family reunions
South Korean Nam Gung Bong-Ja (L) meets with her North Korean father Nam Gung Ryeol (R), 86, during a family reunion after being separated for 60 years on February 23, 2014 in Mount Kumgang, North Korea. The program, which allows reunions of family members separated by the 1950-53 Korean war, is a result of recent agreement between Koreas which had been suspended since 2010. (Getty Images)
North and South Korea hold family reunions
South Korean Jung Hee-Kyung (L), 81, bids farewell to his North Korean relative before they return to their home after a family reunion having been separated for 60 years following the Korean War on February 22, 2014 in Mount Kumgang, North Korea. The program, which allows reunions of family members separated by the 1950-53 Korean war, is a result of recent agreement between North and South Korea which had been suspended since 2010. (Getty Images)
North and South Korea hold family reunions
North Koreans bid farewell to their South Korean relatives before they return to their home after a family reunion having been separated for 60 years following the Korean War on February 22, 2014 in Mount Kumgang, North Korea. The program, which allows reunions of family members separated by the 1950-53 Korean war, is a result of recent agreement between North and South Korea which had been suspended since 2010. (Getty Images)
North and South Korea hold family reunions
South Korean Huh Kyung-Ok (R), 86, and her North Korean sister attend a family reunion after being separated for 60 years on February 21, 2014 in Mount Kumgang, North Korea. The program, which allows reunions of family members separated by the 1950-53 Korean war, is a result of recent agreement between North and South Korea which had been suspended since 2010. (Getty Images)
North and South Korea hold family reunions
South Korean Lee Gyum-Duk (R), 90, bids farewell to her North Korean relatives before they return to their home after a family reunion having been separated for 60 years following the Korean War on February 22, 2014 in Mount Kumgang, North Korea. he program, which allows reunions of family members separated by the 1950-53 Korean war, is a result of recent agreement between North and South Korea which had been suspended since 2010. (Getty Images)
North and South Korea hold family reunions
South Koreans in a bus bid farewell to their North Korean relatives before they return to their home after a family reunion having been separated for 60 years following the Korean War on February 22, 2014 in Mount Kumgang, North Korea. The program, which allows reunions of family members separated by the 1950-53 Korean war, is a result of recent agreement between North and South Korea which had been suspended since 2010. (Getty Images)
North and South Korea hold family reunions
South Korean Ryu Young-Shik (L),92, meets with his North Korean relatives during a family reunion after being separated for 60 years on February 20, 2014 in Mount Kumgang, North Korea. The program, which allows reunions of family members separated by the 1950-53 Korean war, is a result of recent agreement between Koreas which had been suspended since 2010. (Getty Images)
North and South Korea hold family reunions
South Korean Park Yang-Gon (L) meets with his North Korean brother Park Yang-Soo during a family reunion after being separated for 60 years on February 20, 2014 in Mount Kumgang, North Korea. The program, which allows reunions of family members separated by the 1950-53 Korean war, is a result of recent agreement between Koreas which had been suspended since 2010. (Getty Images)
North and South Korea hold family reunions
South Korean Kim Sung-Yoon (R), 96, meets with her North Korean sister during a family reunion after being separated for 60 years on February 20, 2014 in Mount Kumgang, North Korea. The program, which allows reunions of family members separated by the 1950-53 Korean war, is a result of recent agreement between Koreas which had been suspended since 2010. (Getty Images)