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Two Koreas hold talks on joint zone

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North and South Korea held rare talks on Saturday on re-opening a joint industrial zone seen as the last remaining symbol of cross-border reconciliation. 

This picture released by South Korea's Unification Ministry, shows Suh Ho (R), head of the S.Korean working-level delegation, shaking hands with his N.Korean counterpart Park Chol-Su before their talks, at the Tongilgak on the North Korean side of the truce village of Panmunjom, in the Demilitarized zone dividing the two Koreas, on July 6, 2013.

The talks -- delayed by nearly two hours -- follow months of friction and threats of war by Pyongyang after its February nuclear test attracted tougher UN sanctions, further squeezing its struggling economy.

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