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[Photo News] Trump, Kim lock hands, kicking off historic summit

By Rumy Doo
  • Published : Jun 12, 2018 - 10:42
  • Updated : Jun 12, 2018 - 10:42
US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un shook hands and opened a monumental summit Tuesday on the island of Sentosa in Singapore.

The two leaders were framed in an extraordinary, globally-broadcast image for a summit that could either result in a step toward peace or increase threats of nuclear weaponry.

The two arrived consecutively at the venue, the Capella luxury resort hotel, by their respective limousines.

In this image made from video provided by Host Broadcaster Mediacorp Pte Ltd., US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un pose together ahead of their meeting at Capella Hotel in Singapore, Tuesday. (AP-Yonhap)

In this image made from video provided by Host Broadcaster Mediacorp Pte Ltd., US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un pose together ahead of their meeting at Capella Hotel in Singapore, Tuesday. (AP-Yonhap)


US President Donald Trump (R) gestures as he meets with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (L) at the start of their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on Tuesday. Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un have become on June 12 the first sitting US and North Korean leaders to meet, shake hands and negotiate to end a decades-old nuclear stand-off. (AFP-Yonhap)

In this image made from video provided by Host Broadcaster Mediacorp Pte Ltd,, US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un shake hands ahead of their meeting at Capella Hotel in Singapore, Tuesday. (Host Broadcaster Mediacorp Pte Ltd via AP)

US President Donald Trump walks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore June 12, 2018. (Reuters-Yonhap)

North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un (L) and US President Donald Trump meet at the start of their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on Tuesday. Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un have become on June 12 the first sitting US and North Korean leaders to meet, shake hands and negotiate to end a decades-old nuclear stand-off. (AFP-Yonhap)

 
The motorcade of US President Donald Trump travels towards Sentosa for his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, in Singapore on Tuesday. (Reuters-Yonhap)

The motorcade of US President Donald Trump travels towards Sentosa for his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, in Singapore on Tuesday. (Reuters-Yonhap)

Screens displaying North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un arriving to meet US President Donald Trump in Singapore and the Japanese yen’s exchange rate against the US dollar are seen at a foreign exchange trading company in Tokyo on Tuesday. (AFP-Yonhap)

By Rumy Doo (doo@heraldcorp.com)