A South Korean armed policeman wears a gas mask during an anti-terror drill on the sidelines of South Korea-US joint military exercise, called Ulchi Freedom Guardian, at a subway station in Seoul on Wednesday
A girl swims to escape a heat in front of a large cutout that raises awareness on water shortage, at the Han River Park in Seoul, South Korea on Tuesday
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A watch and clock vendor sits in his shop in Seoul, South Korea.
A diver performs with sardines as part of the summer events at the Coex Aquarium in Seoul, South Korea. The aquarium features 40,000 sea creatures from over 600 different species.
Police officers wearing masks as a precaution against Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) are reflected on windows in Seoul, South Korea.
South Korean workers wearing protective gear fumigate a theatre at the Sejong Culture Center in Seoul. South Korea fatalities from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome continue to rise.
Two women wearing face masks walk on a street in the popular Myeongdong shopping district in Seoul. South Korea reported on Monday, two more deaths and five new cases in the growing outbreak of MERS which has placed more than 5,200 people under quarantine
A couple wearing masks to prevent contracting Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) look at each other as they ride on an escalator in Seoul, South Korea on Thursday
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Elementary school students wear masks as a precaution against the MERS virus as they wait for a lesson to start at Midong Elementary School on Tuesday in Seoul, South Korea
Chinese tourists wearing face masks pose for a “selfie” at the Ewha Woman’s University in Seoul, South Korea, on Monday. South Korea reported its sixth death from the Middle East respiratory syndrome (Mers), with the total number of cases rising to 87, including the first teenager to be infected with the virus
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