The tension between North Korea and South Korea remain tense, but two gymnasts at the Rio Olympics cast that aside to take a selfie.

The two countries remain at war when they agreed to an armistice in 1953. They never signed a peace treaty.

Observers have said the North Korean athletes have become more social than in previous years, laughing and joking with others. A friendship budded between newcomer Lee Eun-ju of South Korea and veteran Hong Un-Jong of North Korea.

The two bonded during the qualifications and decided to take a selfie together.

In 2008, Hong won the gold medal in vault, becoming “the first North Korean gymnast to win a medal at an Olympics game.”

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