North Korean residents line up to receive food rations at a Red Cross distribution center in Tongsin, North Korea, in 1997. Discussions over U.S. food aid to the reclusive country were to take place Monday. "You could, in a very real sense, see the needs for food assistance," said an official with Mercy Corps, after a September 2011 visit to the country.
South Korea's nuclear envoys visit a warehouse with unused nuclear fuel rods at North Korea's main nuclear plant in Yongbyon, North Korea, in 2009. Following the death of Kim Jong Il, it is not clear how a new leader, presumably Kim Jong Un, will deal with the nuclear program.
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After 20 minutes of silent witness, the angels gather around a group of neighbors and pray with them for employment, for better living conditions, for salvation from sin, and for an end to the murders.
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