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A protester reacts after the South Korean parliament's successful impeachment of President Park Geun-Hye as crowds gather outside the National Assembly in Seoul

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A protester reacts after the South Korean parliament’s successful impeachment of President Park Geun-Hye, as crowds gather outside the National Assembly in Seoul

Lawmakers and members of opposition parties hold cards during a rally demanding the impeachment of South Korean President Park Geun-hye at the National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016. Park, who faces impeachment this week, rose to power with the support of conservatives enamored of the economic growth ushered in by her late dictator father decades ago. The sign read "President Park Geun-hye" and "Impeachment !". (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

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Lawmakers and members of opposition parties hold cards during a rally demanding the impeachment of South Korean President Park Geun-hye at the National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea. Photo Ahn Young-joon/AP 

A protester wearing a mask of South Korean President Park Geun-hye performs during a rally calling for Park to step down in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016. South Korean President Park Geun-hye's conditional resignation offer appears to be causing cracks in what previously had been a strong push for her impeachment, with opponents now struggling to set a date for a vote to strip her of power. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

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A protester wearing a mask of South Korean President Park Geun-hye performs during a rally calling for Park to step down in Seoul, South Korea. Photo/Ahn Young-joon/AP

 South Korean and US marines move to a position during a re-enactment of the Incheon landing to mark the 66th anniversary of the start of Operation Chromite, the battle that turned the tide in the Korean War, in the western port city of Incheon on September 9, 2016.   South Korea marked the 66th anniversary of the daring Incheon Landing which was led by US General Douglas MacArthur and led two weeks later to the recapture of Seoul from North Korean invaders during the Korean War. North Korea has conducted a fifth nuclear test, its most powerful to date, South Korea's President Park Geun-Hye said on September 9, condemning the move as an act of "self-destruction" that would deepen its isolation. / AFP PHOTO / JUNG YEON-JEJUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images

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South Korean and US marines move to a position during a re-enactment of the Incheon landing to mark the 66th anniversary of the start of Operation Chromite, the battle that turned the tide in the Korean War, in the western port city of Incheon

A rescue member (C) in full protective gear stands amongst South Korean soldiers wearing gas masks during an anti-terror drill on the sidelines of South Korea-US joint military exercise, called Ulchi Freedom, at a subway station in Seoul on August 23, 2016. South Korea and the United States kicked off large-scale military exercises on August 22, triggering condemnation and threats of a pre-emptive nuclear strike from North Korea

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A rescue member (C) in full protective gear stands amongst South Korean soldiers wearing gas masks during an anti-terror drill on the sidelines of South Korea-US joint military exercise, called Ulchi Freedom, at a subway station in Seoul

 A volunteer for Good Nanum carry the urn that bears the remains of a man who died alone with no one claiming his remains on June 16, 2016 in Goyang, South Korea. Good Nanum holds funerals for people whose remains are not claimed by anyone thus have no one to take care of the final farewells for them including cremation and rituals.

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A volunteer for Good Nanum carry the urn that bears the remains of a man who died alone with no one claiming his remains in Goyang, South Korea. Good Nanum holds funerals for people whose remains are not claimed by anyone thus have no one to take care of the final farewells for them including cremation and rituals.

South Korean part-time union members protest for a raise in minimum wage

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South Korean policemen detain a member of a part-time employment union during a rally against the government’s labour policy in Seoul, South Korea, on Tuesday.

TOPSHOT - South Korean marines react as they watch a performance of K-pop girl group Laboum at a military base in Gimpo near the Demilitarized zone dividing the two Koreas on June 10, 2016. South Korean girl group Laboum performing a month-long event as part of "Thank You! Soldiers" campaign organized by the Defence Ministry to help boost troop morale in the country's frontline troops through performances, autograph sessions and other events. / AFP PHOTO / JUNG YEON-JEJUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images

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South Korean marines react as they watch a performance of K-pop girl group Laboum at a military base in Gimpo near the Demilitarized zone dividing the two Koreas

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