North and South Korea are still technically at war, but you wouldn't know that looking at gymnasts from each country taking a selfie during the Olympics. Hong Un-jong from North Korea, pictured left in the photo above, and Lee Eun-ju from South Korea, pictured right, smiled for the photo during practice earlier this week.
Given the animosity between their countries, the gymnasts' friendly interaction perfectly captures the Olympic spirit. A political scientist who tweeted the photo, Ian Bremmer, echoed the sentiment when he said, "This is why we do the Olympics."
Gymnasts from North & South Korea take a selfie together. This is why we do the Olympics. pic.twitter.com/Id44OuehN3— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) August 5, 2016
Hong Un-jong, who also competed in the London and Beijing Olympics, became the first North Korean female gymnast to score a gold medal when she won vault in 2012.