Parents and children, brothers and sisters and other relatives separated by the Korean war have wept and hugged each other as they parted after brief reunions, most for the first time in more than six decades.

Monday brought the conclusion to two sets of three-day meetings at North Korea's Diamond Mountain resort.

The reunions brought together hundreds of relatives from North and South Korea who had been separated since the 1950-53 Korean War.

They won't likely see each other again because the Koreas bar ordinary citizens from visiting each other and exchanging letters and phone calls.

The reunions were highly emotional affairs, with most of the participants in their 70s or older.