For six days at a mountain resort in North Korea, a group of elderly South Koreans reunited with relatives they hadn’t seen in six decades. The family reunion, which began Thursday, marked a rare show of cooperation between the two Koreas, whose governments this month approved a new round of the humanitarian program after a three-year lapse.
Feb. 20, 2014 Separated family members from South Korea and North Korea arrive at the Mount Kumgang resort to attend a welcome dinner in North Korea. For many of the South Koreans attending the reunion, this chance to see their relatives is not just their first in decades, but likely their last. The 82 participants were chosen by a computer-generated lottery from a waiting list of more than 70,000. The average participant was 84 years old. Many arrived with canes or in wheelchairs and accompanied by younger guardians. Yonhap via Reuters Buy Photo