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A diver performs with sardines as part of summer vacation events at an Coex Aquarium in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, July 31, 2013.

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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 (118 miles) southwest of Seoul, July 19, 2013. About 2 to 3 million domestic and international tourists visit the beach during the annual mud festival, according to the festival organisers.

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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 (R) yawns as she stands at ...A fishmonger (R) yawns as she stands at her stall in the Noryangjin Wholesale Fish Market in Seoul early on July 4, 2013. Established in 1927, the Noryangjin Fish Market runs 24 hours a day and is the largest in Seoul. Selling flounder, sea bass, rockfish, king crab, abalone, octopus and oysters, among others, the market supplies most of the Seoul capital area which encompases the Incheon metropolis and Gyeonggi province to form the world's second largest metropolitan area with over 25.6†million people. Buyers spend almost one million US dollars daily attending raucous early morning auctions that pit wholesale buyers against each other as they vie for the days catch. A popular tourist destination, visitors can select fish which is then prepared, to be eaten raw, by various restaurants flanking some 700 stalls. On July 2 the Korean National Assembly amended its fisheries law to help curb illegal fishing by increasing penalties to a maximum of three times the value of the fish caught. AFP PHOTO / Ed JonesEd Jones/AFP/Getty Images

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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

Umbrellas are displayed in front of Seoul City Hall in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, July 2, 2013. The display symbolizes Seoul public officials' slogan to be an umbrella or to protect Seoul citizens. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

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Umbrellas are displayed in front of Seoul City Hall in Seoul, South Korea, on Tuesday. The display is meant to symbolise the protective role of Seoul public officials towards the country’s citizens. Read more

South Korean soldiers demonstrate their skills during an anti-terror drills ahead of the 4th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games Incheon, which starts from the end of June, in Incheon, west of Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, June 13, 2013. The drills was held against possible terrorists' attack while the threat of terrorism in various sports games are increasing after Boston Marathon terror.

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South Korean soldiers participate in an anti-terror drill ahead of the 4th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, which starts from the end of June, in Incheon, west of Seoul, South Korea. The drills were held against possible terrorist attacks following the Boston Marathon bombings.

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Protesters at an anti-North Korea rally denounce the cancellation of North and South Korea’s talks in downtown Seoul, South Korea, on Wednesday. Read more

A man wearing a traditional Korean Hanbok costume adjust his Gat, a traditional hat, while waiting to take a group photo after a traditional coming-of-age day ceremony at Namsangol Hanok Village in Seoul May 20, 2013. The ceremony marks the entrance of boys and girls into adulthood at the age of 19, and reminds them of their individual responsibilities as young men and women. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: SOCIETY)

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A man wearing a traditional Korean Hanbok costume adjusts his gat, a hat, while waiting for a group photo to be taken after a Coming of Age Day ceremony at Namsangol Hanok Village in Seoul on Monday. The ceremony marks the entrance of boys and girls into adulthood at the age of 19, and reminds them of their individual responsibilities as young men and women. Read more

Buddhists take a rest under lanterns as they shelter themselves from the sun before a memorial service to celebrate Buddha's birthday at the Jogye Temple in Seoul May 17, 2013. Buddha's birthday falls on Friday in South Korea.    REUTERS/Yang Dong-Wook/News1   (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: RELIGION) ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. FOR  EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS  NO SALES. NO ARCHIVES. SOUTH KOREA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN SOUTH KOREA. NO SALES. NO ARCHIVES. SOUTH KOREA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN SOUTH KOREA

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Buddhists take a rest under lanterns as they shelter themselves from the sun before a memorial service to celebrate Buddha’s birthday at the Jogyesa Temple in Seoul on Friday. Buddha’s birthday falls on Friday in South Korea. Read more

People walk past a South Korean soldier participating in an anti-biochemical terrorism drill in central Seoul

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A member of the military forces in South Korea takes part in training on how to deal with a possible biochemical terrorist attack in Seoul, the country’s capital city, undisturbed by members of the public casually walking by

A South Korean worker attaches a name card with a wish by Buddhist followers to a lotus lantern

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A South Korean worker attaches a name card with a wish by Buddhist followers to a lotus lantern at Chogye Temple ahead of Buddha’s birthday in central Seoul.