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
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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 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
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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, South Korea
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
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
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
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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
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 Monday
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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 in Seoul, during a campaign to raise donations to help underprivileged children.
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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 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 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
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.