A South Korean government official checks the direct communications hotline to talk with the North Korean side at the border village of Panmunjom, South Korea, Jan. 3, 2018.

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A South Korean government official sits at a terminal that has a red and green phone.
A South Korean government official checks the direct communications hotline to talk with the North Korean side at the border village of Panmunjom, South Korea, Jan. 3, 2018.
Credit: Yonhap via Reuters