A young novice monk prays after having his head shaved by Buddhist monks during a ceremony entitled ‘Children Becoming Buddhist Monks’, at the Jogye temple in Seoul on Monday
Soldiers from the South Korean army special forces unit demonstrate their skills in fighting back knife-wielding attackers during a martial arts demonstration for Children’s Day at the War Museum in Seoul on Tuesday
A relative of the victims of South Korea’s Sewol ferry disaster is in a nose-to-nose stand-off with a policeman during an anti-government protest near the presidential residence in Seoul on Friday
A worker attaches the name tag of a Buddhist who made a donation to a lantern, for upcoming celebration of Buddha’s birthday in May at the Jogye temple in Seoul, South Korea on Wednesday
A monk prays before anti-North Korea activists holding placards in support of Mark Lippert, US Ambassador to Seoul, during a rally in Seoul. South Korea has reacted with shock after Mr Lippert was attacked by a knife-wielding assailant. The attack has jarred harshly with the image of a largely safe, well-ordered society.
Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford of Canada perform during the pairs short programme in the ISU Four Continents figure skating championships in Seoul, South Korea
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South Korean firefighters wearing protective gear take care of a mock victim during an exercise against a possible terrorist attack in Seoul, South Korea.
A skateboarder passes alongside the Han river at dusk in Seoul. South Korea‘s central bank slashed its 2015 economic growth forecast and kept its benchmark interest rate unchanged at a record low amid growing concerns of deflation.
A dog owner prepares her poodle backstage at a dog show in Seoul. Some 2,000 dogs took part in the three-day show organised by the Korea Kennel Federation which was celebrating its 58th anniversary
South Korean special police officers enter a subway station in Seoul, South Korea, during an anti-terror exercise as part of Ulchi Freedom Guardian, an annual joint military operation between South Korea and the US
Pope Francis attends a welcoming ceremony at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea
Children play in a fountain to beat the heat in central Seoul on Friday. South Korea’s state weather agency issued a heat wave warning for Seoul for the first time this year, advising people to stay indoors, as temperatures are expected to exceed 35 celsius
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A woman weeps in front of the gravestone of her relative who died during the 1950-53 Korean War on South Korea’s Memorial Day at the National Cemetery in Seoul, South Korea
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A member of the US 8th Army recieves assistance from his teammates following his bout in a Combatives tournament at the Yongsan garrison US army base in Seoul on Monday
A man attaches prayer petitions, with names written on cards, to lotus lanterns in preparation for the upcoming birthday of Buddha, at Jogye temple in Seoul. Buddha’s birthday falls on May 6 this year for countries in east Asia, except Japan.
Kindergartners drink waters near a poster to mark the World Water Day, which falls on March 22, on Cheonggye Stream in Seoul, South Korea.
New South Korean military officers cheer during a joint commissioning ceremony for 5,860 officers from the army, navy, air force and marines at the military headquarters in Gyeryong, south of Seoul
Relatives of victims who were killed when a resort building collapsed comfort each other in Gyeongju, southeast of Seoul. Ten people attending a welcoming party for new university students were killed when a building at a mountain resort collapsed on Monday, emergency officials said, trapping dozens in snow and rubble for several hours.
Seoul at dusk on Tuesday, with the Han river flowing through the centre. The metropolitan area of the capital of South Korea is one of the largest in the world, with a population of some 25m people.
Pedestrians wait to cross a street in Seoul on Monday. South Korea’s economy grew at a slightly slower 0.9 per cent in the fourth quarter of last year, as falling construction investments offset a rise in exports, state data showed.