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
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A priest prays at Jindo, South Korea, where family members are waiting for bodies recovered from the capsized ferry Sewol. The ferry sank last Wednesday on a routine trip south from the port of Incheon to the sub-tropical holiday island of Jeju.
A relative of a passenger aboard a sunken ferry weeps at a port in Jindo, South Korea. Strong currents, rain and bad visibility hampered an increasingly anxious search on Thursday
A view of the rescue operation under way after the ferry Sewol sank in waters off Jindo Island in the southwestern province of South Jeolla, South Korea on Wednesday
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A South Korean soldier from 26th Infantry division attends the United States and South Korean Joint live fire Exercise at Rodriguez Range on Friday in Pocheon, South Korea.
A man attaches prayer petitions, with names written on cards, to lotus lanterns in preparation for the upcoming birthday of Buddha, at Jogye temple in Seoul. Buddha’s birthday falls on May 6 this year for countries in east Asia, except Japan.
Amphibious assault vehicles of the South Korean Marine Corps throw smoke bombs as they land onshore during a US-South Korea joint landing operation drill in Pohang. The drill is part of the two countries’ annual military training called Foal Eagle, which began on February 24 and runs until April 18.
An Aboriginal man performs a traditional “smoking” ceremony as the Asian Cup trophy is carried to the Sydney Opera House for the official draw. Hosts Australia were handed a tough draw for the 2015 Asian Cup on Wednesday when they were paired with twice former champions South Korea in the group stage.
Kindergartners drink waters near a poster to mark the World Water Day, which falls on March 22, on Cheonggye Stream in Seoul, South Korea.
A child plays on a swing beneath a poster of a policeman in Busan, South Korea
South Korean Park Yang-gon, left, and his North Korean brother Park Yang Soo meet during the Separated Family Reunion Meeting at the Diamond Mountain resort in North Korea on Thursday. Elderly Koreans separated for six decades are tearfully reuniting, grateful to embrace children, brothers, sisters and spouses they had thought they might never see again.
Brides prepare for a mass wedding at an event held by the Unification Church in Gapyeong. Unification Church members forming 2500 couples from 52 countries were married in a mass wedding in South Korea,the second such event since the death of their “messiah” and controversial church founder Sun Myung Moon.