Loved ones separated by the U.S.-Mexico border meet at Friendship Park

For decades, loved ones separated by the U.S.-Mexico border have met at Friendship Park. Jimena Angulo, 5, meets her father, Luis, for the first time, at a ceremonial opening of the border gate.

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Peggy Peattie/U-T San Diego

Metal fence at Friendship Park

Decades ago, the border here at Friendship Park was marked with a string of barbed wire. Now it’s a 17 ft metal fence. Families who can’t cross the border still meet here, on opposite sides.

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Peggy Peattie/U-T San Diego/ZUMA Press

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