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Separated for over six decades, tears and joy at Korean reunions

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North Korean Lee Yun-geun (R), 72, hugs his South Korean sister Lee Sun-hyang, 88, during their family reunion at the Mount Kumgang resort in North Korea February 20, 2014. REUTERS/Lee Ji-eun/Yonhap

North Korean Lee Yun-geun (R), 72, hugs his South Korean sister Lee Sun-hyang, 88, during their family reunion at the Mount Kumgang resort in North Korea February 20, 2014. REUTERS/Lee Ji-eun/Yonhap
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Jang Choon, who has been selected as one of 82 participants of a reunion ceremony this Thursday, prepares to leave for the reunion ceremony at his house in Namyangju, east of Seoul February 19, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

Jang Choon, who has been selected as one of 82 participants of a reunion ceremony this Thursday, prepares to leave for the reunion ceremony at his house in Namyangju, east of Seoul February 19, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
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South Korean buses transporting participants of the family reunion cross the border line as they leaves for Mount Kumgang resort in North Korea at Goseong, about 200 km (124 miles) northeast of Seoul, February 20, 2014. REUTERS/Lee Jong-geun/Yonhap

South Korean buses transporting participants of the family reunion cross the border line as they leaves for Mount Kumgang resort in North Korea at Goseong, about 200 km (124 miles) northeast of Seoul, February 20, 2014. REUTERS/Lee Jong-geun/Yonhap
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Jang Choon, who has been selected as one of 82 participants of the reunion ceremony this Thursday, poses for photographs with a picture of his youngest brother Jang Ha-choon whom he will meet at a reunion ceremony, at his house in Namyangju, east of Seoul February 19, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

Jang Choon, who has been selected as one of 82 participants of the reunion ceremony this Thursday, poses for photographs with a picture of his youngest brother Jang Ha-choon whom he will meet at a reunion ceremony, at his house in Namyangju, east of Seoul February 19, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
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Jang Choon, who has been selected as one of 82 participants of the reunion ceremony this Thursday, picks up a picture of his youngest brother Jang Ha-choon whom he will meet at a reunion ceremony, at his house in Namyangju, east of Seoul February 19, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

Jang Choon, who has been selected as one of 82 participants of the reunion ceremony this Thursday, picks up a picture of his youngest brother Jang Ha-choon whom he will meet at a reunion ceremony, at his house in Namyangju, east of Seoul February 19, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
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Jang Choon, who has been selected as one of 82 participants of a reunion ceremony this Thursday, looks at photographs and letters of his family in North Korea that he received via broker at his house in Namyangju, east of Seoul February 19, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

Jang Choon, who has been selected as one of 82 participants of a reunion ceremony this Thursday, looks at photographs and letters of his family in North Korea that he received via broker at his house in Namyangju, east of Seoul February 19, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
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