Olympic Spirit Captured in North and South Korean 'Selfie'
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Lee Eun-ju is a South Korean gymnast. She is representing her country at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Hong Un-Jong is a North Korean gymnast. She is the 2008 Olympic vault gold medalist. Like Lee, she is the only woman gymnast representing her country at this year's Olympic Games.
The two athletes competed in the same session. During a practice, photographers caught the two athletes taking a "selfie" together.
The 17-year-old Lee is seen holding her phone and smiling as 27-year-old Hong leans in for the photo. She is smiling, too.
It was a rare moment of inter-Korean friendship. The photo is being praised for representing the Olympic goals of building peace and understanding between countries.
North Korea and South Korea remain deeply divided. Following North Korea's fourth nuclear test in January, South Korea ended all business connections and communication with the North.
Yoon Kang-ro is the President of the International Sport Cooperation and Diplomacy Institute in South Korea. He says the Olympics offer the two Koreas a chance to find some common ground.
Yoon said, "One photo doesn't make any good progress, but I think it's a good starting point."
People on social media praised the photo for its impact. Ian Bremmer is a political scientist and founder of the Eurasia Group. He tweeted the photo and wrote, "This is why we do the Olympics."
His post has been retweeted more than 21,000 times.
Twitter user Eugene Cho is a Korean-American. His parents were born in North Korea. He wrote on Twitter that the selfie gave him "hope for a future reunification."
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1.the Summer Olympics ph.夏季奥运会
Maybe the sport that I like very much in the summer Olympics is track and field.
2.gold medalist ph.冠军
Shooter Xu Haifeng became China's first ever Olympic Gold medalist.
3.taking a selfie ph.自拍
Elizabeth Neufeld even asked for her purse so she could take a selfie while still in the car.
4.nuclear test ph.核试验
A team of four was sent to scout for a nuclear test site.
1.He says the Olympics offer the two Koreas a chance to find some common ground.
common ground 共同点
We should seek common ground while re-serving differences.
China and India still have common ground.
2.Yoon said, "One photo doesn't make any good progress, but I think it's a good starting point."
start point 出发点；起点
The rollover accident happened at a curve just 9 km from the start point.
Aren't there time and space in the world without the start point?
李恩珠是韩国一名体操选手 。她代表韩国征战里约夏季奥运会 。
洪云仲是一名朝鲜体操选手 。她是2008年奥运会跳马冠军 。和李恩珠一样，洪云仲是今年唯一一名代表国家出战的女子体操选手 。
这两名运动员在同一个小组里进行比赛 。在一次训练中，摄影师拍到了两人正在自拍的一幕 。
17岁的李恩珠微笑着举着手机，而27岁的洪云仲则靠过来拍照 。她也在微笑 。
这种朝鲜半岛的友谊十分难得 。二人的合影受到了广泛好评，因为这代表了奥运会的初衷：国家之间的和平和相互理解 。
朝鲜和韩国之间的裂痕由来已久 。而朝鲜1月份进行第四次核试验之后，韩国就终止了与朝鲜的一切经济往来 。
尹康罗是韩国国际体育合作和外交研究所主任 。他说奥运会为两名运动员提供了一个寻求共同点的机会 。
网友们对这张照片所引发的积极影响赞不绝口 。欧亚集团创始人伊恩·布莱默是一名政治家 。他在推特上转发了这张照片说道“这就是为何我们要举办奥运会” 。
推特用户尤金·周是一名韩裔美国人 。他的父母出生于朝鲜 。他发推文表示，这张照片让他“看到了重新统一的希望” 。