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Gymnasts From North And South Korea Take A Friendly Selfie Together

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08/08/2016 1:49 PM AEST | Updated August 8, 2016 14:54
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South Korea's Lee Eun Ju and North Korean gymnast Hong Un Jong take a selfie.

It may just be a selfie, but a friendly photo snapped between a South Korean and North Korean gymnast is being lauded as the definition of Olympic peace.

South Korean gymnast Lee Eun Ju and and North Korean gymnast Hong Un Jong may both live on the same peninsular, but the long-running Korean conflict means their homelands are divided by a DMZ with walls and armed guards.

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South Korea's Lee Eun-ju talks with North Korea's Hong Un Jong.

Yet while preparing to compete, the two were seen to be chatting happily and taking photos.

In 2014, Un Jong and U.S. gymnast Simone Biles were friendly at the Olympics, once again showing people are people, no matter where you come from or what your leader believes.

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Hong Un Jong of North Korea is congratulated by U.S. gymnast Simone Biles.

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