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In pictures: Historic crossing

South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun waves from his car

South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun has travelled by road to the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, for a summit with leader Kim Jong-il.

President Roh's motorcade leaves the South Korean capital, Seoul

Mr Roh's motorcade left Seoul early on Tuesday for the summit, which is only the second between leaders from the two nations since the Korean war ended in 1953.

North Korean officials and journalists wait on the North side of the border

North Korean officials waited to greet him as he crossed the border near the village of Panmunjom in the demilitarised zone between the two sides.

Mr Roh and his wife walk across a yellow line dividing the two Koreas

Mr Roh and his wife, Kwon Yang-sook, crossed into the North on foot, walking over a yellow plastic tape printed with the words "peace" and "prosperity".

Mr Roh and his wife receive flowers from two women in traditional North Korean outfits

North Korean women in traditional outfits presented flowers to Mr Roh and his wife after he walked across the border - the first South Korean leader ever to do so.

Journalists look at a giant screen beaming back images of the crossing

Images of events were beamed back to journalists in Seoul and shown on a huge television screen.

The presidential motorcade passes into North Korea

Mr Roh then got back in the car for the three-hour drive to Pyongyang.

South Korea's President Roh Moo-hyun (R) is greeted by North Korean leader Kim Jong-il (L) during a welcoming ceremony in the capital Pyongyang, North Korea, 02 October 2007.

Once in Pyongyang, President Roh was greeted by North Korean leader Kim Jong-il (left), in the first ever meeting between the two men.

Roh Moo-hyun, left, his wife Kwon Yang-sook, second from left and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il, second from right, listen to the North's No. 2 leader Kim Yong-nam, right,  Oct. 2, 2007.

Thousands of North Koreans waved pink paper flowers to mark the start of the three-day summit. President Roh later held talks with North Korea's deputy leader, Kim Jong-nam (right).




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