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N. Korea agrees to hold family reunions with S. Korea: KCNA

Elderly South Koreans separated from their families during the 1950-53 Korean War pray during a traditional ritual for their deceased relatives at Imjingak peace park in Paju, North Korea, near the inter-Korea border, on September 14, 2010. North Korea said Sunday it has agreed to South Korea's proposal to hold reunions for families separated since the 1950-53 war.

Elderly South Koreans separated from their families during the 1950-53 Korean War pray during a traditional ritual for their deceased relatives at Imjingak peace park in Paju, North Korea, near the inter-Korea border, on September 14, 2010. North Korea said Sunday it has agreed to South Korea's proposal to hold reunions for families separated since the 1950-53 war.  (AFP/File)

North Korea said Sunday it has agreed to South Korea's proposal to hold reunions for families separated since the 1950-53 war.

The North has agreed to hold the event during the traditional Chuseok holiday that falls on September 19 as suggested by the South, Pyongyang's Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea said in a statement on official media.

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