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Last updated: October 4, 2007 12:45 pm

In pictures: Inter-Korean summit

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South Korean president Roh Moo-hyun and the North’s leader Kim Jong-il met in Pyongyang this week for only the second inter-Korean summit since the peninsula was divided in 1948. The three-day event concluded with the two leaders signing a broad agreement to boost economic co-operation and possibly pave the way for a peace treaty to formally end the 1950-1953 Korean War.

Arriving in the North, in a symbolic move, Mr Roh and his wife Kwon Yang-sook walked across the military demarcation line - specially painted bright yellow for the occasion. While thousands of North Koreans greeted them waving plastic flowers and soldiers marched in goose-step in Pyongyang’s central square, protesters gathered in South Korea to demonstrate against Mr Kim’s rule.

After an elaborate lunch on Thursday to market the end of the summit, Mr Roh returned to Seoul, on the way visiting the Kaesong industrial complex where thousands of North Koreans work in about 20 Southern factories producing consumer goods.

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