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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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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.

Children Become Buddhist Monks...SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - MAY 03:  Children attend the 'Children Becoming Buddhist Monks' ceremony forthcoming buddha's birthday at a Chogye temple on May 3, 2013 in Seoul, South Korea. The children will stay at the temple to learn about Buddhism for 14 days. Buddha was born approximately 2,557 years ago, and although the exact date is unknown, Buddha's official birthday is celebrated on the full moon in May in South Korea, which is on May 17 this year.  (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

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Children attend the Children Becoming Buddhist Monks ceremony at a Chogye temple on Friday in Seoul, South Korea, ahead of Buddha’s birthday. The children will stay at the temple for 14 days to learn about Buddhism. Buddha was born about 2,557 years ago and his official birthday is celebrated on the full moon in May in South Korea, which falls on May 17 this year.