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Some were holding up a ripped-up "Korean Unification" flag, which was used when athletes from South and North Korea made a joint entrance at the opening ceremony of the PyeongChang Olympics on Friday night.

Protesters march in downtown Seoul to criticize North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korea's President Moon Jae-in who they believe is too soft on Pyongyang, on February 10, 2018.

In an extraordinary moment that could hardly be fathomed one month ago, North and South Korea have entered the PyeongChang Olympic Stadium together.

Kim sent the invitation to the South through a particularly close and trusted envoy: his only sister, Kim Yo Jong.

"It didn't affect the opening ceremony", Park said. Last week, the United States said it would ramp up sanctions.

Choo Mi-ae, the leader of the ruling Democratic or Minjoo Party, will be attending the first performance of the North Korean musicians in Gangneung, one of the two cities hosting the Olympics in Gangwon Province. "So we had our own", Aussie aerial skier and two-time Olympian David Morris said in his video post to social media.

A sudden diplomatic breakthrough between North Korea and the United States seems hardly more likely than when Kim started what some are derisively calling his "charm offensive", and it's important Kim not be allowed to weaken ties between South Korea and the United States.

During the 2000s, the two countries' athletes marched together at the opening and closing ceremonies of several global sporting events, including the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

The U.S. and its allies are not ruling out military action against North Korea, Vice President Mike Pence told NBC News.

"Then, and only then, will the world community consider negotiating and making changes in the sanctions regime that's placed on them today", Pence said after a meeting with Moon.

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