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Korea: rare family reunions take place

20 February 2014 Last updated at 12:18 GMT

Hundreds of North and South Korean relatives are seeing each other for the first time in decades, at a reunion for families separated by the Korean War.

More than 100 mostly elderly South Koreans arrived in the North on Thursday for the event.

North Korea had earlier threatened to cancel the reunions if planned US-South Korea military exercises went ahead.

Lucy Williamson says the reunions are a small sign of progress.