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AP PHOTOS: With summit, Koreas take step in a new direction

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, prepares to shake hands with South Korean President Moon Jae-in over the military demarcation line at the borde...
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, shakes hands with South Korean President Moon Jae-in over the military demarcation line at the border village o...
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, poses with South Korean President Moon Jae-in for a photo inside the Peace House at the border village of Panmu...
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, top, walks toward South Korean President Moon Jae-in, bottom, at the border village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized...
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in cross the military demarcation line at the border village of Panmunjom i...
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, third from left, bottom, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, second from left bottom, inspect an honor guard afte...
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in walk toward the Peace House for their meeting at the border village of P...
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, second from left at bottom, talks with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, left at bottom, after Kim crossed the bord...
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center right, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, center left, inspect an honor guard after Kim crossed the borde...
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in inspect an honor guard after Kim crossed the border into South Korea for...
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in cross the military demarcation line to the South side at the border vill...
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, listens to South Korean President Moon Jae-in while walking together at the Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone...
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, talks with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, left, during a meeting at the Peace House of the border village...
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signs a guest book next to South Korean President Moon Jae-in, left, inside the Peace House at at the border village o...
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in cross the military demarcation line at the border village of Panmunjom i...

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, prepares to shake hands with South Korean President Moon Jae-in over the military demarcation line at the borde...

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, shakes hands with South Korean President Moon Jae-in over the military demarcation line at the border village o...

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, poses with South Korean President Moon Jae-in for a photo inside the Peace House at the border village of Panmu...

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, top, walks toward South Korean President Moon Jae-in, bottom, at the border village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized...

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in cross the military demarcation line at the border village of Panmunjom i...

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, third from left, bottom, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, second from left bottom, inspect an honor guard afte...

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in walk toward the Peace House for their meeting at the border village of P...

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, second from left at bottom, talks with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, left at bottom, after Kim crossed the bord...

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center right, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, center left, inspect an honor guard after Kim crossed the borde...

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in inspect an honor guard after Kim crossed the border into South Korea for...

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in cross the military demarcation line to the South side at the border vill...

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, listens to South Korean President Moon Jae-in while walking together at the Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone...

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, talks with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, left, during a meeting at the Peace House of the border village...

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signs a guest book next to South Korean President Moon Jae-in, left, inside the Peace House at at the border village o...

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in cross the military demarcation line at the border village of Panmunjom i...

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un walked toward South Korean President Moon Jae-in to greet him with a big smile Friday morning to kick off the inter-Korean summit.

The leaders exchanged greetings as Kim stepped across the military demarcation line in Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone to stand side by side with his South Korean counterpart. Kim reached out to hold Moon's hands while they took a step over a cracked slab of concrete into North Korean territory at the world's most heavily armed border. An honor guard and a red carpet ceremony marked this historical first time a North Korean leader crossed over to the southern side of the DMZ since the Korean War ended in 1953.

During the closed-door talks between the leaders, the North's nuclear weapons were expected to top the agenda. Seoul officials said the two leaders had a "sincere and candid" talk on denuclearization, but it's still not clear whether the leaders can make any progress on the issue that has bedeviled Korean relations for decades.


Updated : 2021-03-03 19:16 GMT+08:00