Children play in a fountain to beat the heat in central Seoul on Friday. South Korea’s state weather agency issued a heat wave warning for Seoul for the first time this year, advising people to stay indoors, as temperatures are expected to exceed 35 celsius
Tourists play in the mud during the Boryeong Mud Festival at Daecheon beach in Boryeong, South Korea. About 2m-3m domestic and international tourists visit the beach during the annual mud festival.
A view of the USS George Washington aircraft carrier in Busan, South Korea. It arrived there on Friday as part of a planned visit.
Chinese President Xi Jinping greets children during a welcome ceremony at the Presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea. Xi’s choice to meet with South Korean President Park Geun-hye over North Korean leader Kim Jong Un upends the practice since Beijing and Seoul forged diplomatic ties in 1992 of Chinese presidents choosing to make Pyongyang their first official destination on the Korean Peninsula
South Korean soldiers take position during a search and arrest operation for a conscript soldier who shot and killed five comrades in Goseong on Monday
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A woman weeps in front of the gravestone of her relative who died during the 1950-53 Korean War on South Korea’s Memorial Day at the National Cemetery in Seoul, South Korea
South Korea’s national football team stretch during a training session at the National Football Center in Paju. South Korea will play Russia, Algeria and Belgium in Group H of the World Cup in Brazil in June
South Korean policemen nab student protesters during a rally against the government in Seoul on Wednesday
A grieving mourner stands by yellow ribbons dedicated to the passengers of sunken passenger ferry Sewol, after paying tribute at the official memorial altar in Ansan, South Korea, on Friday
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Students from Danwon high school pay tribute to fellow classmates at a special altar at the Olympic Memorial Hall in Ansan, South Korea, to the victims of the ferry disaster in which 150 passengers are known to have died, with another 152 still missing