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Reunited families can get free photo albums

Mobile carrier LG U+ is joining with the Korean Red Cross to provide free family albums for families who were separated during the 1950-53 Korean War. The reunions are to take place next week.

LG U+ said Tuesday that its iMory department, which specializes in printing photos and creating albums, will help separated families cherish their meetings through the album.

The 500 South Korean families participating in the reunion can request an album by Thursday. When they meet during the reunion, families can send the pictures through email. Two albums will be provided for each family so that those living in the South and in the North can take home their reunion moment.

The company will set up a makeshift photo shop in the lobby of the hotel in Mount Kumgang, North Korea, where families can scan or print photos of their reunion.

A professional photographer will also be available.

“It is a meaningful event for a private company to voluntarily help the reunion of the separated families with nonprofit purposes,” said an official at the Korean Red Cross. “It will help senior members of the families who find it difficult to create a photo album on their own.”

BY JEON YOUNG-SEON [lee.hojeong@joongang.co.kr]

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