PHOTOS Inter-Korean family reunions at the Mount Kumgang resort

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Inter-Korean family reunions at the Mount Kumgang resort

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10:45, August 20, 2018

South Korean participants head to buses to leave from Sokcho on the east coast for a reunion event for families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War at the Mount Kumgang resort on North Korea's east coast on Aug. 20, 2018. (Photos: VCG)

The family reunion event, the first of its kind in nearly three years, will be held there till Aug. 26.

Inter-Korean family reunion participants prepare to depart for North Korea from a hotel resort in Sokcho on August 20, 2018.

South Korean participants head to buses to leave from Sokcho on the east coast for a reunion event for families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War at the Mount Kumgang resort on North Korea's east coast on Aug. 20, 2018.

Paek Seong-gyu, a 101-year-old and the oldest South Korean participant, heads to a bus to leave from Sokcho on the east coast for a reunion event for families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War at the Mount Kumgang resort on North Korea's east coast on Aug. 20, 2018.

Dozens of elderly and frail South Koreans set off for North Korea on August 20 to meet relatives for the first time since they were separated nearly seven decades ago by a war that divided the peninsula and their families.

South Korean participants head to buses to leave from Sokcho on the east coast for a reunion event for families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War at the Mount Kumgang resort on North Korea's east coast on Aug. 20, 2018.

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