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U.S.- North Korea summit in Singapore

President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shake hands during a signing ceremony during a meeting on Sentosa Island, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Singapore. (Photo: Evan Vucci/AP)

In pictures: Donald Trump's 'fantastic' historic first meeting with Kim Jong-un

US president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shared an historic handshake as they met for the first time.

The two clasped hands for a long while as they posed for photos in front of a row of US and North Korean flags.

Mr Trump then directed Mr Kim to walk down a hallway, where they briefly spoke.

It is the first ever meeting between a sitting US president and North Korean leader.