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With North Korea planning to participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics, delegation head Jon Jong Su, vice chairman of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country, crosses the concrete border to attend a meeting at the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas. Yonhap via Reuters hide caption

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North Korean Athletes Will March With South Koreans At Pyeongchang Olympics

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In December at the Seoul Railway Station in South Korea, a man walks by a TV report about North Korea's missile launch with images of U.S. President Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in. On Wednesday, Trump and Moon spoke by phone and Trump expressed openness to U.S.-North Korea talks "at the appropriate time, under the right circumstances." Lee Jin-man/AP hide caption

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South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myung-gyun (left) shakes hands with North Korean chief delegate Ri Son Gwon after their meeting Tuesday at the village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone dividing the two countries. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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North And South Korea Reach Breakthroughs In First High-Level Talks In 2 Years

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A giant North Korean flag flutters from a 528-foot pole near the border with South Korea. Tunnels built by North Korea's military are believed to extend across the border. Ahn Young-joon/AP hide caption

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As North Korea Tensions Rise, U.S. Army Trains Soldiers To Fight In Tunnels

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South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon, left, shakes hands with the head of North Korean delegation Ri Son-Gwon before their meeting at the Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone on Tuesday in Panmunjom, South Korea. Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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A South Korean government official checks the hotline to talk with the North Korean side at the border village of Panmunjom on January 3. South Korea says North Korea has agreed to meet at the village next week. Handout from South Korean government/Getty Images hide caption

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North And South Korea Plan First Talks In 2 Years

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U.S. reconnaissance images show a North Korean ship, the Rye Song Gang 1, conducting a ship-to-ship transfer, possibly of oil, in an effort to evade sanctions on Oct. 19. South Korea has seized a ship it suspects of participating in such transfers. U.S. Treasury Department hide caption

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Firefighters make their way into a building on Dec. 21, 2017 in Jecheon, South Korea. The death toll jumped to 29 as rescue workers searched a scorched, smoke-filled commercial building in the southern city of Jecheon after a fire engulfed the building, firefighters said. Choi Hyeok-Jung/Donga Daily/Getty Images hide caption

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Bobsled pilot and two-time Olympic medal recipient, Elana Meyers Taylor, and US National team member Lolo Jones, left, push off the start during a training run in Lake Placid. John Tully for NPR hide caption

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A Kind Of Chaos: The Science And Sport Of Bobsledding

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A U.S. Air Force B-1B "Lancer" bomber flying with F-35B fighter jets and South Korean Air Force F-15K fighter jets during a training at the Pilsung Firing Range in South Korea in September. Handout/South Korean Defense Ministry vi hide caption

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Newly released closed-circuit television footage shows a North Korean soldier sprinting south across the border last week while his fellow soldiers fire on him. Screengrab by NPR/United Nations Command hide caption

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A "comfort woman" statue is placed on a bus seat to mark the 5th International Memorial Day for Comfort Women in Seoul in August. Ahn Young-joon/AP hide caption

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'Comfort Woman' Memorial Statues, A Thorn In Japan's Side, Now Sit On Korean Buses

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Last summer, South Koreans left messages of their sexual harassment and assaults on Post-it notes at an exit of Gangnam subway station. Jung Yeon-je/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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