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Here Are The Pictures From The Historic Meeting Of The Korean Leaders

For the first time since the Korean War ended more than half a century ago, the leaders of North and South Korea met to discuss denuclearization and improvements to their relationship.

Posted on April 27, 2018, at 4:11 a.m. ET

On Friday, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made a historic visit to the South. It's the first time this has happened since the Korean War ended in 1953.

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Kim arrived at the summit in the demilitarized zone dividing the peninsula in a blacked-out car. Alongside him ran a team of 12 bodyguards.

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He was greeted at the border by South Korean President Moon Jae-in. The pair shook hands and even went off script as Kim invited Moon to step back into North Korea with him.

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The first summit session took place soon after Kim arrived, at the Peace House in the truce village of Panmunjom.

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Kim was accompanied by his sister Kim Yo Jong (second from left), who has long worked behind the scenes as a leader in the North.

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She stood by her brother as he signed the guestbook.

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Kim's message read: "A new history starts now. An age of peace, from the starting point of history."

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The leaders took part in a tree-planting ceremony rife with symbolism. The pine tree is from 1953, and it was planted with soil and water from mountains and rivers in both countries.

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After planting the tree, Kim and Moon walked to a bench to speak one-on-one. Although cameras broadcast footage of the meeting, there were no microphones to pick up what they said.

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