South Korean marines participate in the annual ‘Hoguk’ exercise, in Pohang, some 360km southeast of Seoul. The military exercise aims to prepare the country’s armed forces for a possible attack from North Korea
South Korea’s Kim Yeongnam competes in the Men’s 1m Springboard diving final at the Munhak Park Tae-hwan Aquatics Centre during the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea
South Korean army soldiers demonstrate their martial arts skills during the 66th anniversary of Armed Forces Day at the Gyeryong military headquarters, South Korea
Soldiers demonstrate breaking boards at an event in the Gyeryongdae military headquarters in Gyeryong City, South Chungcheong Province, on Monday, ahead of the 66th anniversary of the foundation of the country’s military, which falls on Oct. 1.
South Korean Marine Corps’ amphibious vehicles take part in a ceremony to mark the 64th anniversary of Incheon Landing Operations conducted by the U.S.-led United Nations troop during the 1950-1953 Korean War, in the sea off Incheon
South Korean special police officers enter a subway station in Seoul, South Korea, during an anti-terror exercise as part of Ulchi Freedom Guardian, an annual joint military operation between South Korea and the US
A woman holds a picture of Pope Francis while waiting for holy mass at a stadium at Daejeon, South Korea, on Friday. The Pope commemorated more than 300 people killed in a ferry disaster in April.
Pope Francis attends a welcoming ceremony at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea
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
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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