Historic Images From the Trump-Kim Summit

The first meeting between a President of the United States and the Chairman of North Korea ever did not happen without an army of photographers present

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Trump and Kim in Singapore
Trump and Kim in SingaporeCredit: SAUL LOEB/AFP

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un concluded an extraordinary nuclear summit Tuesday with the U.S. president pledging unspecified “security guarantees” to the North and Kim recommitting to the “complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.”

Meeting with staged ceremony on a Singapore island, Trump and Kim came together for a summit that seemed unthinkable months ago, clasping hands in front of a row of alternating U.S. and North Korean flags, holding a one-on-one meeting, additional talks with advisers and a working lunch.

Both leaders expressed optimism throughout roughly five hours of talks, with Trump thanking Kim afterward “for taking the first bold step toward a bright new future for his people.”

Trump added during a free-flowing news conference that Kim has before him “an opportunity like no other” to bring his country back into the community of nations if he agrees to give up his nuclear program.

Soldiers in Singapore wait on the runway for President Trump's arrival, 11 June 2018Credit: Bloomberg
A historic moment: Kim and Trump shake hands, Sentosa, Singapore, 12 June 2018Credit: Evan Vucci/AP
And again: the two leaders pose for a second handshakeCredit: Evan Vucci/AP
Not a common sight: a man in Seoul, South Korea holds a banner up in support of the summitCredit: \ KIM KYUNG-HOON/ REUTERS
The other side: North Korean defectors watch the summit from the U.S.Credit: \ MIKE THEILER/ REUTERS
Thrice lucky: Kim and Trump pose for a third handshake during negotiations. Sentosa, Singapore, 12 June 2018Credit: \ JONATHAN ERNST/ REUTERS
Diplomacy isn't just a walk in the park: the two leaders take a stroll after lunchCredit: \ JONATHAN ERNST/ REUTERS
Singapore's Navy patrols the waters around Sentosa island, where the summit took placeCredit: \ HANDOUT/ REUTERS
The Art of the Deal: Trump and Kim signed a document pledging to establish relations between the two countriesCredit: \ JONATHAN ERNST/ REUTERS
One last time: the two leaders shake hands after signing the document. Sentosa, Singapore, 12 June 2018Credit: \ POOL/ REUTERS
Smiles all around: people watch the summit from Seoul, South KoreaCredit: Ahn Young-joon/AP
Trump answers questions during a press conference after the summitCredit: Evan Vucci/AP

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