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Long-separated families reunite as Ethiopia and Eritrea resume flights after 20 years

Updated 11:33 AM ET, Thu July 19, 2018
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Eritrean women hold up the flag of Eritrea as they welcome passengers of the flight from Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa upon their arrival at the Asmara International airport on Wednesday, July 18. MICHAEL TEWELDE/AFP/Getty Images
Azmera Addisalem, second from left, and her family get emotional after meeting her father, an Ethiopian journalist, for the first time in twenty years upon his arrival at the Asmara International airport. MICHAEL TEWELDE/AFP/Getty Images
Long-separated families are reunited on the tarmac of the Asmara International airport. MICHAEL TEWELDE/AFP/Getty Images
Passengers pose for a selfie on an Ethiopian Airlines plane before departing from the Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa on July 18. MAHEDER HAILESELASSIE TADESE/AFP/Getty Images
Passengers sing and dance on the plane bound for Asmara. MICHAEL TEWELDE/AFP/Getty Images
Passengers board the Ethiopian Airlines jet bound for Asmara, Eritrea. Minasse Wondimu Hailu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images