Jang Choon, 82, who was one of the participants in the latest inter-Korean reunion for families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War poses at his house in Namyangju March 9, 2014. Jang Choon said that ... more 
Jang Choon, 82, who was one of the participants in the latest inter-Korean reunion for families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War poses at his house in Namyangju March 9, 2014. Jang Choon said that he fought during the Korean War for the North Korean People's Army but then he became a prisoner of war in the South, and he chose to stay there. He said that his brothers and sisters received a note saying that he had died in the war. 'They were holding ancestral rituals for me,' said Jang. 'Words cannot express how happy I was to meet them again in 60 years." Jang said that the last words he shared with his family during the reunion were: "Please stay healthy until the day we meet again. Let us meet again to talk more. Please stay alive for a long, long time." He said that then they sang a song titled "Spring in My Hometown" and cried before parting ways. 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) less 
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Sun, Mar 16, 2014 10:53 AM EDT