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March 16, 2014
Ma Soo-il, 83, who was one of the participants in the latest inter-Korean reunion for families separated...
DONGDUCHEON, South Korea
Ma Soo-il, who was one of the participants in the latest inter-Korean reunion for families separated...
Ma Soo-il, 83, who was one of the participants in the latest inter-Korean reunion for families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War, holds an old picture of his younger sister at his house in Dongducheon March 9, 2014, who died in North Korea three years ago. Ma said he left home when he was 20 to seek refuge and he ended up separated from his family. Ma said: "I didn't know my younger sister was alive until I was selected for the family reunions. I only vaguely thought she'd be alive since she was five years younger than me. But when I was selected for the reunions, I found out that she passed away three years ago. There were families who met each other 10 years ago at the reunions, and how I wish I could've met my sister then.? The latest family reunion for those separated in North and South Korea was held on February 20-25 at the Mount Kumgang resort just north of the border and a total of 813 family members met in tears and joy. On March 17, a report on North Korea will be presented to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. Picture taken March 9, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: SOCIETY CONFLICT)
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