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Dream of reunification fades in S. Korea

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Sixty years after the end of a war which killed millions and sealed the Korean peninsula's division into communist North and capitalist South, the dream of reunification is fading in South Korea. 

A tourist takes pictures of ribbons carrying messages wishing for the reunification of the two Koreas, at Imjingak peace park in Paju near the demilitarized zone dividing the two Koreas, July 23, 2013. Sixty years after the end of a war which killed millions and sealed the Korean peninsula's division into communist North and capitalist South, the dream of reunification is fading in South Korea.

After more than a thousand years as a united nation, the separate Koreas came into being in 1948 but went to war two years later when the North invaded. They have remained technically at war since the conflict ended on July 27, 1953, with an armistice but no peace treaty.

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