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Pedestrians wait to cross a street in Seoul on January 27, 2014. South Korea's economy grew at a slightly slower 0.9 percent in the fourth quarter of last year, as falling construction investments offset a rise in exports, state data showed January 23.

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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 Air Force honor guard throw their guns in the air during a press day of an air show as part of the Seoul International Aerospace & Defense Exhibition which will be held from Oct. 25 to Nov. 3, at Cheongju International Airport in Cheongju, south of Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013.  (AP Photo/c)

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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

Parachuting practice for Armed Forces Day...epa03884368 A photo taken from the ground in southern Seoul shows parachuters practicing for a show on Armed Forces Day, 26 September 2013. The government designated 01 October 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.  EPA/YONHAP SOUTH KOREA OUT

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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, Friday, Aug. 23, 2013. The school was founded in 1398 and considered as the oldest school in East Asia.

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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 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