The leaders of North and South Korea have met for historic talks, marking a major milestone in efforts to settle tensions between the rival nations.

From Kim Jong Un’s unprecedented step over the border, to the spectacle of both leaders smiling and chatting, here is how the event played out in pictures.

The leaders shook hands across the military demarcation line (Korea Summit Press Pool via AP)The leaders shook hands across the military demarcation line (Korea Summit Press Pool via AP)
The concrete dividing line runs through the border village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarised Zone (Korea Summit Press Pool via AP)The concrete dividing line runs through the border village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarised Zone (Korea Summit Press Pool via AP)
South Korea Koreas SummitMr Kim crosses the frontier, the first leader to do so since the end of the Korean war (Korea Summit Press Pool/AP)
After the handshake the two men stepped back into North Korea (Korea Summit Press Pool via AP)After the handshake the two men stepped back into North Korea (Korea Summit Press Pool via AP)
Before holding hands and walking back over the border into the south (Korea Summit Press Pool via AP)Before holding hands and walking back over the border into the south (Korea Summit Press Pool via AP)
They planted a pine tree together near the military demarcation line at the border village of Panmunjom (Korea Summit Press Pool via AP)They planted a pine tree together near the military demarcation line at the border village of Panmunjom (Korea Summit Press Pool via AP)
A big screen shows live video of the two leaders in private talks (Lee Jin-man/AP)A big screen shows live video of the two leaders in private talks (Lee Jin-man/AP)
South Korea Koreas SummitThe leaders were escorted to the Peace House summit venue by a ceremonial military guard (Korea Summit Press Pool/AP)
Koreas SummitThey met children from a school on the border (Korea Summit Press Pool/AP)
Koreas SummitThey also inspected gathered troops (Korea Summit Press Pool/AP)
Mr Moon also shook hands with Mr Kim's sister Kim Yo Jong, who was part of the delegation from the north (Korea Summit Press Pool via AP)Mr Moon also shook hands with Mr Kim’s sister Kim Yo Jong, who was part of the delegation from the north (Korea Summit Press Pool via AP)
Kim Jong Un was completely surrounded by his security guards (Korea Summit Press Pool via AP)Kim Jong Un was completely surrounded by his security guards as he approached the border (Korea Summit Press Pool via AP)
The North Korean security delegation were pictured running alongside the limo carrying Kim Jong Un (Korea Summit Press Pool via AP)The North Korean security delegation were pictured running alongside the limo carrying Kim Jong Un as he travelled back to the north for a lunch break (Korea Summit Press Pool via AP)
Koreas SummitMr Kim signed a guest book (Korea Broadcasting System/AP)
South Korea Koreas SummitThe leaders then sat down for talks, with Mr Kim accompanied by his sister, Kim Yo Jong, to the right (Korea Summit Press Pool/AP)
The historic meeting drew protesters in South Korea who shouted slogans and burnt flags (Lee Jin-man/AP)The historic meeting drew protesters in South Korea who shouted slogans and burnt flags (Lee Jin-man/AP)
South Korea Koreas SummitPeople watch the historic occasion at Seoul Railway Station (AP/Ahn Young-joon)