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 Read more
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. Read more
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.
Members of a South Korean airforce honour guard throw their guns in the air at a publicity day air show at Cheongju International Airport, south of Seoul, for the Seoul International Aerospace & Defence Exhibition, which will be held from October 25 to November 3 Read more
Parachuters in southern Seoul practising for a show on Armed Forces Day. The government designated October 1 as the Armed Forces Day to commemorate the date in 1950 when United Nations troops pushed back North Koreans past the 38th parallel that bisects the Korean Peninsula since then, the Yonhap news agency reported. Read more
A confucian scholar waits for graduation ceremony at Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, South Korea. The school was founded in 1398 and is considered the oldest school in East Asia
A diver performs with sardines as part of summer holiday events at Coex Aquarium in Seoul, South Korea.
People play in the mud during the Boryeong Mud Festival at Daecheon beach in Boryeong, about 190 km southwest of Seoul. About 2m-3m domestic and international tourists visit the beach during the annual festival.
A fishmonger yawns as she stands at her stall in the Noryangjin Wholesale Fish Market in Seoul early on Thursday. Established in 1927, the markets runs 24 hours a day and is the largest in Seoul. Read more