Reunited Korean families hold final farewell
SEOUL (AFP) - North and South Korean families held a final farewell on Saturday after they were reunited for the first time since war divided them 60 years ago, knowing they will almost certainly never be together again.
On the third and last day of their brief, emotionally-charged reunions, 80 elderly South Koreans were allowed to meet with their Northern relatives for an hour before parting ways.
The families, the first of two batches who are being allowed to meet with each other, have spent a total of 11 hours on six occasions together since Thursday, including mass meetings over meals and a private reunion without media TV cameras.
Southerner Kim Yong-Ja carried the portrait of her mother Seo Jeong-Suk, who died at the age of 90 just two weeks before the reunions, to a meeting with her sister from the North.