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Evenings: ephemeral reunion on the 38th parallel

Ri Hung Jong (88 ans), nord-coréen, et sa fille, Lee Jeong-Suk (68 ans), sud-coréenne, ensemble quelques heures.

Ri Hung Jong (88 years), North Korea, and his daughter, Lee Jeong-Suk (68), South Korean, all hours Photo Credits:. / AP

While a slight thaw arises between Pyongyang and Seoul, 389 South Koreans were chosen to participate in the first meetings of families separated by the “Iron Curtain” since February 2014.

The torn history of the Korean peninsula creates miracles short. In the twilight of his life, Lee Joo-kuk will be able to touch this week his elder brother, sixty years after losing it in the chaos of the Korean War. “We were sure he was dead, we even were organizing the ceremonies in his memory each year. And then I learned that he was alive and wanted to see us. It is as if he had risen, “says the South Korean of 82. The old man Tuesday crossed the barbed wire of the DMZ running along the 38th parallel on a convoy of the Red Cross also heartbreaking reunion ephemeral in North Korea, in a complex nestled in the Mount Kumgang, balcony on the east coast of the peninsula. He is one of the lucky 389 South Koreans who were chosen to participate this week in the first separated family reunions, …

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