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South Korean policemen take part in an anti-terror and security drill at a mall in Seoul, South Korea, May 20, 2016.   REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

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South Korean policemen take part in an anti-terror and security drill at a mall in Seoul, South Korea 

Wearing traditional military uniform, a member of a South Korean military honor guard, salutes before a welcoming honor guard ceremony for U.S. Gen. Vincent Brooks, commander of United Nations Command, US Forces Korea and Combined Forces Command at South Koreaπs Joint Chiefs of Staff in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, May 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

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Wearing traditional military uniform, a member of a South Korean military honour guard, salutes before a welcoming honour guard ceremony for U.S. Gen. Vincent Brooks, commander of United Nations Command, US Forces Korea and Combined Forces Command at South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff in Seoul, South Korea

Young South Korean novice monks play football under lotus lanterns during their training program entitled 'Children Becoming Buddhist Monks' at the Jogye Temple in Seoul on May 4, 2016.

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Young South Korean novice monks play football under lotus lanterns during their training program entitled ‘Children Becoming Buddhist Monks’ at the Jogye Temple in Seoul today. A special temple-stay program for children to learn about Buddhism, including shaving their heads and wearing monk’s robes, continues for two weeks ahead of celebrations for Buddha’s birthday on May 14

A high school student holds a candle to pay her respect to the victims of the sunken ferry Sewol during a ceremony on the eve of the second anniversary of the ferry sinking in Ansan, South Korea, Friday, April 15, 2016. Two year ago, as South Korea writhed in grief and fury after more than 300 people, most of them school kids, drowned in a ferry sinking, it seemed things would never be the same.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

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A high school student holds a candle to pay her respect to the victims of the sunken ferry Sewol during a ceremony on the eve of the second anniversary of the ferry sinking in Ansan, South Korea

Young Koreans wearing Hanbok (Korean traditional dress) take a sefie inside Gyeongbok Palace in Seoul, South Korea. There has been a trend in recent years for the young Koreans to wear the traditional Korean dress, Hanbok.

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Young Koreans wearing Hanbok (Korean traditional dress) take a selfie inside Gyeongbok Palace in Seoul, South Korea. There has been a trend in recent years for the young Koreans to wear the traditional Korean dress

Activists dressed as South Korean dissid...Activists dressed as South Korean dissidents perform during an anti-Japan protest marking the 97th Independence Movement Day in Seoul on March 1, 2016. South Korea was marking the anniversary of the country's 1919 uprising against the 1910-1945 Japanese colonial rule. AFP PHOTO / Ed JonesED JONES/AFP/Getty Images

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Activists dressed as South Korean dissidents perform during an anti-Japan protest marking the 97th Independence Movement Day in Seoul. South Korea was marking the anniversary of the country’s 1919 uprising against the 1910-1945 Japanese colonial rule 

Gold Medalist Min Seok Kim of South Korea competes in the men's 1500m Speed Skating event at Hamar Olympic Hall Viking Ship during the Winter Youth Olympic Games, in Lillehammer Norway, Monday, Feb. 15, 2016.

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Gold Medalist Min Seok Kim of South Korea competes in the men’s 1500m Speed Skating event at Hamar Olympic Hall Viking Ship during the Winter Youth Olympic Games, in Lillehammer Norway today.

A trained monkey wearing a Korean traditional costumes waits to be photographed with kindergarten students after a performance at Monkey School, in conjunction with Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations in Goyang...A trained monkey wearing a Korean traditional costumes waits to be photographed with kindergarten students after a performance at Monkey School, in conjunction with Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations in Goyang, South Korea, January 22, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

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A trained monkey wearing a Korean traditional costumes waits to be photographed with kindergarten students after a performance at Monkey School, in conjunction with Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations in Goyang, South Korea 

Soldiers conduct 'severe-cold period' drill...epaselect epa05115211 A group of soldiers affiliated with an Army unit under the Special Warfare Command sing a martial song in unison after entering a reservoir by breaking the ice on its surface in Hongcheon, Gangwon Province, South Korea, 21 January 2016. The day is known as 'daehan,' one of the 24 seasonal divisions of the lunar calendar that marks the arrival of the coldest day of the year. The exercise in cold water is part of the unit's tactical drill tailored for the winter's severe cold period.  EPA/STRINGER SOUTH KOREA OUT

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A group of soldiers affiliated with an Army unit under the Special Warfare Command sing a martial song after entering a reservoir by breaking the ice on its surface in Hongcheon, South Korea 

Special forces training tp overcoming the cold...epa05096762 Members of the South Korean Navy Ship Salvage Unit, special forces in charge of rescue missions during maritime accidents, jump into the sea in a winter exercise at Changwon, 398 kilometers southeast of Seoul, South Korea 11 January 2016.  EPA/STRINGER SOUTH KOREA OUT

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Members of the South Korean Navy Ship Salvage Unit, special forces in charge of rescue missions during maritime accidents, jump into the sea in a winter exercise at Changwon, South Korea 

S. Korean, Paraguayan defense chiefs meet in Seoul...epa05089328 South Korean honor guards salute during a welcomin gceremony for Paraguayan Defense Minister Diogenes Martinez (not pictured) at the headquarters of the Defense Ministry in Seoul, South Korea, 06 January 2016. The two signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen bilateral defense cooperation.

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South Korean honor guards salute during a welcoming ceremony for Paraguayan Defense Minister Diogenes Martinez (not pictured) at the headquarters of the Defense Ministry in Seoul, South Korea

Zookeepers dressed in Santa Claus costumes feed penguins during a Christmas event as part of a promotional event for the upcoming Christmas at the Everland amusement park in Yongin, South Korea, Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-Man)

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Zookeepers dressed in Santa Claus costumes feed penguins during a Christmas event as part of a promotion for the upcoming Christmas at the Everland amusement park in Yongin, South Korea today

South Korean workers are seen from a crane as they work on the 123rd floor during the framing completion ceremony of the 'Lotte World Tower' in Seoul, South Kora, on Tuesday. The building's exterior was completed in a final height of 550 meters, and 123 floors

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South Korean workers are seen from a crane as they work on the 123rd floor during the framing completion ceremony of the ‘Lotte World Tower’ in Seoul, South Kora, on Tuesday. The building’s exterior was completed in a final height of 550 meters, and 123 floors

Soldiers from South Korea (L) and the US (R) gesture as they set up a floating bridge during a US-South Korea joint river crossing exercise

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Soldiers from South Korea (L) and the US (R) gesture as they set up a floating bridge during a US-South Korea joint river crossing exercise in the border county of Yeoncheon, northeast of Seoul

The South Korean Air Force Black Eagles aerobatic team perform during a media preview day of the Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition at a military air base in Seongnam, south of Seoul, on October 19, 2015. The exhibition will run from October 20 to 25 with 386 companies from 32 countries involved.

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The South Korean Air Force Black Eagles aerobatic team perform during a media preview day of the Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition at a military air base in Seongnam, south of Seoul, on Monday

Soldiers from the South Korean army special forces demonstrate their martial arts skills during a rehearsal for the 67th anniversary of Armed Forces Day at the Gyeryong military headquarters in Gyeryong , South Korea, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015. South Korea will celebrate the 67th Armed Forces Day on Oct. 1. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

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Soldiers from the South Korean army special forces demonstrate their martial arts skills, during a rehearsal for the 67th anniversary of Armed Forces Day at the Gyeryong military headquarters in Gyeryong , South Korea.

Visitors walk under umbrellas on display over Cheonggye stream during a campaign to raise donations to help underprivileged children in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

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Visitors walk under umbrellas on display over Cheonggye stream in Seoul, during a campaign to raise donations to help underprivileged children.

South Korean prostitutes hide their identities as they participate in a rally against anti-sex law in Seoul, South Korea. The government began enforcing new laws eleven years ago to target human traffickers, pimps and prostitutes.  Nearly seven years after tough laws began driving thousands of South Korean prostitutes out of business, sex workers of the red-light districts are fighting back, spurred by what they say is an unprecedented campaign of police harassment.

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South Korean prostitutes hide their identities as they participate in a rally against anti-sex law in Seoul, South Korea. The government began enforcing new laws eleven years ago to target human traffickers, pimps and prostitutes. Nearly seven years after tough laws began driving thousands of South Korean prostitutes out of business, sex workers of the red-light districts are fighting back, spurred by what they say is an unprecedented campaign of police harassment.

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 August 19, 2015. Tens of thousands of South Korean and US troops on August 17 began a military exercise simulating an all-out North Korean attack, as Pyongyang matched Seoul in resuming a loudspeaker propaganda campaign across their heavily-fortified border

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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 North Korean soldier keeps watch on the south at the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarised zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas, South Korea, August 11, 2015. South Korea's military on Monday threatened retaliation against North Korea after accusing the North of planting land mines inside the Demilitarised Zone border that wounded two soldiers last week, in what it called a cowardly act of provocation.

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A North Korean soldier keeps watch on the south at the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarised zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas, South Korea today. South Korea’s military on Monday threatened retaliation against North Korea after accusing the North of planting land mines inside the Demilitarised Zone border that wounded two soldiers last week, in what it called a cowardly act of provocation