Tue, November 20, 2018 | 04:55
  1. Defense chief visits overseas troops
    Defense Minister Song Young-moo and troops of the Cheonghae Unit take a selfie, Saturday, during his inspection of the unit deployed in the Gulf of Aden to counter piracy. Song also visited the Akh Unit in the UAE and the Dongmyeong Unit in Lebanon during his tour of the Middle East from Friday to Sunday to inspect the nation’s troops deployed there. / Courtesy of Ministry of National Defense
    Defense Minister Song Young-moo and troops of the Cheonghae Unit take a selfie, Saturday, during his inspection of the unit deployed in the Gulf of Aden to counter piracy. Song also visited the Akh Unit in the UAE and the Dongmyeong Unit in Lebanon during his tour of the Middle East from Friday to Sunday to inspect the nation’s troops deployed there. / Courtesy of Ministry of National Defense
  2. No empty seats
    Students and parents fill the auditorium at Ewha Womans University to listen to a presentation given by a private education institute about tips for 2019 college admission applications, Friday, a day after the nationwide college entrance exam was held. Yonhap
    Students and parents fill the auditorium at Ewha Womans University to listen to a presentation given by a private education institute about tips for 2019 college admission applications, Friday, a day after the nationwide college entrance exam was held. Yonhap
  3. Introducing diverse cultures
    Foreign students showcase their countries' attire at the 2018 International Student Festival at Korea University, Wednesday. They introduced their cultures including cuisines and tourist destinations. Yonhap
    Foreign students showcase their countries' attire at the 2018 International Student Festival at Korea University, Wednesday. They introduced their cultures including cuisines and tourist destinations. Yonhap
  4. Briquettes for the poor
    Volunteers carry briquettes to be delivered to families in need and elderly residents living alone in Baeksa Village, Nowon-gu, northern Seoul, Nov. 10. as winter approaches. Some 60 Kwangdong Pharmaceutical employees and their family members handed over 1,400 briquettes to help the underprivileged. /Courtesy of Kwangdong Pharmaceutical
    Volunteers carry briquettes to be delivered to families in need and elderly residents living alone in Baeksa Village, Nowon-gu, northern Seoul, Nov. 10. as winter approaches. Some 60 Kwangdong Pharmaceutical employees and their family members handed over 1,400 briquettes to help the underprivileged. /Courtesy of Kwangdong Pharmaceutical
  5. Border tour
    Foreign defense attaches based in Seoul listen to an explanation from South Korea’s 6th Marine Brigade officers during their visit to Baengnyeong Island located about 190 kilometers northwest of Incheon, Tuesday. The officers explained ongoing efforts to ease inter-Korean maritime tension and bring peace to the Korean Peninsula. Courtesy of Ministry of National Defense
    Foreign defense attaches based in Seoul listen to an explanation from South Korea’s 6th Marine Brigade officers during their visit to Baengnyeong Island located about 190 kilometers northwest of Incheon, Tuesday. The officers explained ongoing efforts to ease inter-Korean maritime tension and bring peace to the Korean Peninsula. Courtesy of Ministry of National Defense
  6. Better transparency for kindergartens
    Mothers of preschool children urge lawmakers to pass bills to improve the transparency of private kindergartens in front of the National Assembly on Yeouido in Seoul, Monday. Numerous private kindergartens were caught using state subsidies for personal spending. / Yonhap
    Mothers of preschool children urge lawmakers to pass bills to improve the transparency of private kindergartens in front of the National Assembly on Yeouido in Seoul, Monday. Numerous private kindergartens were caught using state subsidies for personal spending. / Yonhap
  7. 2018 BOK-BIS Conference
    Bank of Korea Governor Lee Ju-yeol, sixth from left, stands together with his foreign counterparts during the 2018 BOK-BIS Conference at the Plaza Hotel in Seoul, Monday. The two-day event is hosted and organized by Korea's central bank under the topic “Asia-Pacific fixed income markets: Evolving Structure, Participation and Pricing.” / Courtesy of Bank of Korea
    Bank of Korea Governor Lee Ju-yeol, sixth from left, stands together with his foreign counterparts during the 2018 BOK-BIS Conference at the Plaza Hotel in Seoul, Monday. The two-day event is hosted and organized by Korea's central bank under the topic “Asia-Pacific fixed income markets: Evolving Structure, Participation and Pricing.” / Courtesy of Bank of Korea
  8. Promoting young Woori
    Woori Bank CEO Sohn Tae-seung, fifth from left in the second row, holds up a two-finger V sign for victory with college students at its Seoul heaquarters, Nov. 16. The lender chose 60 students to help it promote Woori as a “young bank” over the next five months. Courtesy of Woori Bank
    Woori Bank CEO Sohn Tae-seung, fifth from left in the second row, holds up a two-finger V sign for victory with college students at its Seoul heaquarters, Nov. 16. The lender chose 60 students to help it promote Woori as a “young bank” over the next five months. Courtesy of Woori Bank
  9. Shinhan executives volunteer at welfare center
    Shinhan Bank executives pose during their volunteer activity at a local social welfare and orphanage center in Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, Thursday. The center is currently home to about 40 toddlers under 7 months of age, and Shinhan executives donated various baby products to support the center / Courtesy of Shinhan Bank
    Shinhan Bank executives pose during their volunteer activity at a local social welfare and orphanage center in Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, Thursday. The center is currently home to about 40 toddlers under 7 months of age, and Shinhan executives donated various baby products to support the center / Courtesy of Shinhan Bank
  10. Volunteer work
    Senior officials from Shinhan Bank and community center workers pose for a photo after hours of volunteer work at the Easter Social Welfare Society in Seoul, Nov. 15. The bank donated baby formula, cloths and bibs to the center. Courtesy of Shinhan Bank
    Senior officials from Shinhan Bank and community center workers pose for a photo after hours of volunteer work at the Easter Social Welfare Society in Seoul, Nov. 15. The bank donated baby formula, cloths and bibs to the center. Courtesy of Shinhan Bank
  11. Sharing healthy snacks
    Nonghyup Bank Vice President of Marketing Lee Chang-ho, center, hands out snacks made of oats and rice to customers heading to the bank's retail branch in Gwanghwamun, Seoul, Friday. The bank and Orion, a confectionery company, held an event to promote a healthy diet and boost consumption of agricultural produce. Courtesy of NongHyup Bank
    Nonghyup Bank Vice President of Marketing Lee Chang-ho, center, hands out snacks made of oats and rice to customers heading to the bank's retail branch in Gwanghwamun, Seoul, Friday. The bank and Orion, a confectionery company, held an event to promote a healthy diet and boost consumption of agricultural produce. Courtesy of NongHyup Bank
  12. Eat apples and be happy
    Models promote apples produced at farms in Geochang, South Gyeongsang Province, at Lotte Department Store in Gwangju, Sunday. The store is selling apples with sayings such as “Be happy” and “Be rich” on them. / Yonhap
    Models promote apples produced at farms in Geochang, South Gyeongsang Province, at Lotte Department Store in Gwangju, Sunday. The store is selling apples with sayings such as “Be happy” and “Be rich” on them. / Yonhap
  13. Rice for senior citizens
    Renault Samsung Motors employees and owners of SM6 sedans and QM6 SUVs pose with 2,000 kilograms of rice they donated to the Babsang Community Welfare Foundation in Wonju, Gangwon Province, Friday. The rice is for low-income senior citizens who live alone. / Courtesy of Renault Samsung Motors
    Renault Samsung Motors employees and owners of SM6 sedans and QM6 SUVs pose with 2,000 kilograms of rice they donated to the Babsang Community Welfare Foundation in Wonju, Gangwon Province, Friday. The rice is for low-income senior citizens who live alone. / Courtesy of Renault Samsung Motors
  14. GM Korea kimchi-making day
    GM Korea President and CEO Kaher Kazem, center, holds a banner during the carmaker's kimchi-making event at the firm's head office in Incheon, Saturday. GM Korea donated not only 12 ton worth of kimchi but also 5 million won ($4,416) to local community centers in Seoul on the day. / Courtesy of GM Korea
    GM Korea President and CEO Kaher Kazem, center, holds a banner during the carmaker's kimchi-making event at the firm's head office in Incheon, Saturday. GM Korea donated not only 12 ton worth of kimchi but also 5 million won ($4,416) to local community centers in Seoul on the day. / Courtesy of GM Korea
  15. New Santa Fe for China
    Beijing Hyundai Motor Company President Yoon Mong-hyun, second from left, poses with Vice Chairman Kwon Moon-sik, third from left, and other Hyundai Motor executives after introducing a new version of the Santa Fe SUV in a world premiere at the China Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition, Friday. The SUV is equipped with a fingerprint access system, allowing drivers to open and lock doors, or start the engine with their fingerprints. / Courtesy of Hyundai Motor
    Beijing Hyundai Motor Company President Yoon Mong-hyun, second from left, poses with Vice Chairman Kwon Moon-sik, third from left, and other Hyundai Motor executives after introducing a new version of the Santa Fe SUV in a world premiere at the China Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition, Friday. The SUV is equipped with a fingerprint access system, allowing drivers to open and lock doors, or start the engine with their fingerprints. / Courtesy of Hyundai Motor
  16. LS C&S completes power cable plant in Myanmar
    LS Cable & System Chairman Koo Cha-yub, fourth from left, cuts a ribbon while celebrating the opening of the firm's power cable plant at Thilawa Special Economic Zone near Yangon, Myanmar, Wednesday. / Courtesy of LS Cable & System
    LS Cable & System Chairman Koo Cha-yub, fourth from left, cuts a ribbon while celebrating the opening of the firm's power cable plant at Thilawa Special Economic Zone near Yangon, Myanmar, Wednesday. / Courtesy of LS Cable & System
  17. Celebrating Korea-Czech relations
    Visitors to the National Museum of Korea take a look at Bohemian glass relics at a special exhibition marking the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Korea and the Czech Republic, Monday. The exhibition runs until April 26. / Yonhap
    Visitors to the National Museum of Korea take a look at Bohemian glass relics at a special exhibition marking the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Korea and the Czech Republic, Monday. The exhibition runs until April 26. / Yonhap
  18. To-be-built dormitory
    Ewha Womans University President Kim Sun-uk, right, points to an artist’s rendering of a dormitory planned for the school’s campus in Seoul, Tuesday, during a groundbreaking ceremony. Those listening to her are, from left, Choi Kyung-hee, the next president of the university; Chang Myong-sue, head of Ewha Haktang; Yoon Hoo-jung, Ewha’s honorary president; and Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon./ Courtesy of Ewha Womans University
    Ewha Womans University President Kim Sun-uk, right, points to an artist’s rendering of a dormitory planned for the school’s campus in Seoul, Tuesday, during a groundbreaking ceremony. Those listening to her are, from left, Choi Kyung-hee, the next president of the university; Chang Myong-sue, head of Ewha Haktang; Yoon Hoo-jung, Ewha’s honorary president; and Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon./ Courtesy of Ewha Womans University
  19. Return of Goryeo treasure
    An ancient chest used to store Buddhist texts is on display during a ceremony at the National Museum of Korea, Tuesday. The nation’s flagship museum acquired the rare Goryeo Kingdom (918—1392) heritage from a Japanese collector./ Yonhap
    An ancient chest used to store Buddhist texts is on display during a ceremony at the National Museum of Korea, Tuesday. The nation’s flagship museum acquired the rare Goryeo Kingdom (918—1392) heritage from a Japanese collector./ Yonhap
  20. Beauty pageant
    2014 Miss Korea Kim Seo-yeon, 22, waves after winning the annual pageant at the Olympic Hall in the Olympic Park, southern Seoul, Tuesday. The first runners-up were Lee Seo-bin, 21, and Shin Su-min, 20; the second runners-up were Kim Myeong-seon, 21, Sarah Lee, 23, Baek Ji-hyun, 21, and Ryu So-ra, 20. The Hankook Ilbo, a sister paper of The Korea Times, organized the beauty contest./ Korea Times photo by Wang Tae-seok
    2014 Miss Korea Kim Seo-yeon, 22, waves after winning the annual pageant at the Olympic Hall in the Olympic Park, southern Seoul, Tuesday. The first runners-up were Lee Seo-bin, 21, and Shin Su-min, 20; the second runners-up were Kim Myeong-seon, 21, Sarah Lee, 23, Baek Ji-hyun, 21, and Ryu So-ra, 20. The Hankook Ilbo, a sister paper of The Korea Times, organized the beauty contest./ Korea Times photo by Wang Tae-seok
  21. Dami Im in Seoul
    Dami Im, who was the winner of the Australian audition program “The X-Factor” last year sings at the showcase for her debut  album “Dami Im” in Samseong-dong, Seoul, Wednesday. / Yonhap
    Dami Im, who was the winner of the Australian audition program “The X-Factor” last year sings at the showcase for her debut  album “Dami Im” in Samseong-dong, Seoul, Wednesday. / Yonhap