Edition:
International
Pictures | Thu Nov 4, 2010 | 11:50am EDT

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

Close
1 / 20
<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

Close
2 / 20
<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

Close
3 / 20
<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

Close
4 / 20
<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

Close
5 / 20
<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

Close
6 / 20
<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

Close
7 / 20
<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

Close
8 / 20
<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

Close
9 / 20
<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

Close
10 / 20
<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

Close
11 / 20
<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

Close
12 / 20
<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

Close
13 / 20
<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

Close
14 / 20
<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

Close
15 / 20
<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

Close
16 / 20
<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

Close
17 / 20
<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

Close
18 / 20
<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

Close
19 / 20
<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

Close
20 / 20

Next Slideshows

World of art

A look at what's making news in the art community.

Nov 03 2010

China's rare earth metals

China supplies 97 percent of the world's rare earths, used in computers and clean energy technology such as wind turbines and electric cars.

Nov 03 2010

Day of the dead

The Day of the Dead festival has its origins in a pre-Hispanic Aztec belief that the dead return to Earth one day each year to visit their loved ones.

Nov 02 2010

Animals around the world

A selection of our recent pictures from the animal kingdom.

Nov 02 2010

MORE IN PICTURES

Roger Federer: His incredible career in photos

Roger Federer: His incredible career in photos

Roger Federer, who owns 20 Grand Slam singles titles including a record eight at Wimbledon, announced last week that he would be calling time on his career because of a persistent knee injury.

Death of Iranian woman Mahsa Amini sparks protests worldwide

Death of Iranian woman Mahsa Amini sparks protests worldwide

The death last week of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in police custody, who was arrested by morality police for "unsuitable attire," unleashed a flood of simmering anger over numerous issues in Iran.

Photos of the week

Photos of the week

Our top photos from around the world this week.

Civilians caught in the crossfire of Russia's invasion of Ukraine

Civilians caught in the crossfire of Russia's invasion of Ukraine

Residents around Ukraine face the daily reality of the Russian invasion.

Our oddest photos of the week

Our oddest photos of the week

Odd and unusual images from around the world this week.

Russians protest in the streets against first military call-up since World War Two

Russians protest in the streets against first military call-up since World War Two

More than 100 people have been detained in anti-mobilization protests across Russia on Wednesday, a rights group said, hours after President Vladimir Putin ordered Russia's first military draft since World War Two.

Hurricane Fiona carves path of destruction through Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico

Hurricane Fiona carves path of destruction through Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico

Hurricane Fiona strengthened to a powerful Category 4 storm as it headed toward Bermuda after carving a destructive path through the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.

Ukraine's frontlines as Putin orders mobilization

Ukraine's frontlines as Putin orders mobilization

President Vladimir Putin ordered Russia's first wartime mobilisation since World War Two on Wednesday, shocking his countrymen with what Western countries described as an act of desperation in the face of a losing war.

In pictures: Oktoberfest returns after two-year hiatus

In pictures: Oktoberfest returns after two-year hiatus

Oktoberfest, the world's largest beer festival, kicks off for the first time since 2019, marking the end of a two-year hiatus as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Trending Collections

Pictures

Podcast