Wed, March 20, 2019 | 07:02
  1. Dried up
    A reservoir in Naju, South Jeolla Province, lies dry, Monday, following a shorter-than-usual rainy season coupled with a record-breaking heat wave. The total rainfall in July was only 38.8 percent of last year's amount. / Yonhap
    A reservoir in Naju, South Jeolla Province, lies dry, Monday, following a shorter-than-usual rainy season coupled with a record-breaking heat wave. The total rainfall in July was only 38.8 percent of last year's amount. / Yonhap
  2. Spring in the air
    Japanese Cornelian cherry blossoms signal the coming of spring at Cheonggye Stream in downtown Seoul, Monday, with temperatures rising as high as 14 degrees Celsius. / Yonhap
    Japanese Cornelian cherry blossoms signal the coming of spring at Cheonggye Stream in downtown Seoul, Monday, with temperatures rising as high as 14 degrees Celsius. / Yonhap
  3. Sewol tents come down
    Workers take down tents and remaining signs from the Sewol memorial site at Gwanghwamun Square in central Seoul, Monday. Families of Sewol ferry sinking victims and the Seoul Metropolitan Government agreed recently to replace the tents with an alternative wooden structure holding an exhibit of the 2014 disaster before the fifth anniversary on April 16. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
    Workers take down tents and remaining signs from the Sewol memorial site at Gwanghwamun Square in central Seoul, Monday. Families of Sewol ferry sinking victims and the Seoul Metropolitan Government agreed recently to replace the tents with an alternative wooden structure holding an exhibit of the 2014 disaster before the fifth anniversary on April 16. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
  4. 'Goodbye'
    Portraits of Sewol ferry disaster victims ― mostly Danwon High School students ― are removed from a memorial altar set up inside a tent at Gwanghwamun Square in central Seoul, Sunday, to be taken to a temporary storage room under the City Hall library. Victims' families and the Seoul Metropolitan Government agreed recently on a plan to take down the tents and set up an alternative memorial exhibit. / Korea Times photo by Oh Dae-geun
    Portraits of Sewol ferry disaster victims ― mostly Danwon High School students ― are removed from a memorial altar set up inside a tent at Gwanghwamun Square in central Seoul, Sunday, to be taken to a temporary storage room under the City Hall library. Victims' families and the Seoul Metropolitan Government agreed recently on a plan to take down the tents and set up an alternative memorial exhibit. / Korea Times photo by Oh Dae-geun
  5. Stop racial discrimination
    Migrant workers rally near Gwanghwamun Square in downtown Seoul, Sunday, in commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Racism. Participants called for establishment of laws to ban discrimination and to ensure the basic rights of some 2 million foreigners in the country. / Yonhap
    Migrant workers rally near Gwanghwamun Square in downtown Seoul, Sunday, in commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Racism. Participants called for establishment of laws to ban discrimination and to ensure the basic rights of some 2 million foreigners in the country. / Yonhap
  6. Demanding truth
    Yoon Ji-oh, a key witness to the late actress Jang Ja-yeon's sex abuse case, and members of civic groups, including the Korea Women's Hot Line, stage a rally in front of the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in Seoul, Friday, calling for the prosecution to conduct a thorough investigation into Jang's death. The actress committed suicide in 2009, leaving a letter revealing how her agency had forced her to provide sexual favors to high-profile figures in the business and media sectors. However, the prosecution ended up indicting only the head of Jang's agency at the time. / Yonhap
    Yoon Ji-oh, a key witness to the late actress Jang Ja-yeon's sex abuse case, and members of civic groups, including the Korea Women's Hot Line, stage a rally in front of the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in Seoul, Friday, calling for the prosecution to conduct a thorough investigation into Jang's death. The actress committed suicide in 2009, leaving a letter revealing how her agency had forced her to provide sexual favors to high-profile figures in the business and media sectors. However, the prosecution ended up indicting only the head of Jang's agency at the time. / Yonhap
  7. Partnership for VIP customers
    Citibank Korea Retail Bank Division Head Valentin Valderrabano, right, and The Class Hyosung CEO Bae Ki-young, show a memorandum of understanding at a signing event at the Seoul branch of Citibank, Seoul, March 15. Under the agreement, the authorized dealer of Mercedes-Benz will offer a three-month premium limousine service to the bank's Wealth Management (WM) customers in Seoul and Gyeonggi Province. Courtesy of Citibank
    Citibank Korea Retail Bank Division Head Valentin Valderrabano, right, and The Class Hyosung CEO Bae Ki-young, show a memorandum of understanding at a signing event at the Seoul branch of Citibank, Seoul, March 15. Under the agreement, the authorized dealer of Mercedes-Benz will offer a three-month premium limousine service to the bank's Wealth Management (WM) customers in Seoul and Gyeonggi Province. Courtesy of Citibank
  8. Promoting information protection
    NongHyup Financial Group Chairman Kim Gwang-soo, left, and NongHyup Bank CEO Lee Dae-hoon, second from left, hand out leaflets on information protection to their employees on their way to work in Seoul, Monday morning. The group provides annual education and training on customer information security. Courtesy of NongHyup Bank
    NongHyup Financial Group Chairman Kim Gwang-soo, left, and NongHyup Bank CEO Lee Dae-hoon, second from left, hand out leaflets on information protection to their employees on their way to work in Seoul, Monday morning. The group provides annual education and training on customer information security. Courtesy of NongHyup Bank
  9. Cambodia, Korea partner in banking
    Korea Federation of Banks (KFB) Chairman Kim Tae-young, fifth from right, and Bun Yin, vice chairman of the Association of Banks in Cambodia (ABC), fifth from left, hold their bilateral agreement on education at ABC's headquarters in Phnom Penh, March 15. ABC will support Korean bankers entering Cambodia, and KFB will provide education on financial technology to Cambodian bankers. Courtesy of KFB
    Korea Federation of Banks (KFB) Chairman Kim Tae-young, fifth from right, and Bun Yin, vice chairman of the Association of Banks in Cambodia (ABC), fifth from left, hold their bilateral agreement on education at ABC's headquarters in Phnom Penh, March 15. ABC will support Korean bankers entering Cambodia, and KFB will provide education on financial technology to Cambodian bankers. Courtesy of KFB
  10. Donation for teen education
    Citibank Korea CEO Park Jin-hei, right, holds a banner with Han Young-soo, president of Korea YMCA, during a signing ceremony for Think Money, a financial education program for teenagers, at the Korea YMCA headquarters in central Seoul, Friday. The bank donated 341 million won for the program on the day. / Courtesy of Citibank Korea
    Citibank Korea CEO Park Jin-hei, right, holds a banner with Han Young-soo, president of Korea YMCA, during a signing ceremony for Think Money, a financial education program for teenagers, at the Korea YMCA headquarters in central Seoul, Friday. The bank donated 341 million won for the program on the day. / Courtesy of Citibank Korea
  11. Tracking counterfeit money
    KEB Hana Bank's counterfeit money inspection team examines forged Malaysian ringgit bills at the bank's head office in central Seoul, Wednesday. The bank said the team recently uncovered counterfeit Malaysian bills worth 2.76 million won carried by a bank customer and turned the customer over to the police. / Courtesy of KEB Hana Bank
    KEB Hana Bank's counterfeit money inspection team examines forged Malaysian ringgit bills at the bank's head office in central Seoul, Wednesday. The bank said the team recently uncovered counterfeit Malaysian bills worth 2.76 million won carried by a bank customer and turned the customer over to the police. / Courtesy of KEB Hana Bank
  12. For inter-Korean economic cooperation
    Korea International Trade Association (KITA) Chairman Kim Young-ju speaks during the association's forum on the new order of Korean Peninsula and economic cooperation between the two Koreas at KITA headquarters in Samseong-dong, Seoul, Tuesday. Kim said inter-Korean economic cooperation has huge potential but is faced with difficult challenges, requiring an objective study on its feasibility and thorough preparations. Courtesy of KITA
    Korea International Trade Association (KITA) Chairman Kim Young-ju speaks during the association's forum on the new order of Korean Peninsula and economic cooperation between the two Koreas at KITA headquarters in Samseong-dong, Seoul, Tuesday. Kim said inter-Korean economic cooperation has huge potential but is faced with difficult challenges, requiring an objective study on its feasibility and thorough preparations. Courtesy of KITA
  13. Samsung opens 'Showcase' store in Vietnam
    Visitors try Samsung Electronics' smart devices at the Samsung Showcase store in Bitexco Financial Tower in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Friday. The tech firm launched its third Showcase store in the Southeast Asian country to offer every aspect of technology and products developed by Samsung to Vietnamese consumers. / Courtesy of Samsung Electronics
    Visitors try Samsung Electronics' smart devices at the Samsung Showcase store in Bitexco Financial Tower in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Friday. The tech firm launched its third Showcase store in the Southeast Asian country to offer every aspect of technology and products developed by Samsung to Vietnamese consumers. / Courtesy of Samsung Electronics
  14. Colorful grapes from Chile
    Models promote three-color grapes produced in Chile, at an E-mart store, Friday. The discount chain operator under retail giant Shinsegae said it is selling a box consisting of green, red and black grapes for 9,980 won ($9) until March 20. / Courtesy of E-mart
    Models promote three-color grapes produced in Chile, at an E-mart store, Friday. The discount chain operator under retail giant Shinsegae said it is selling a box consisting of green, red and black grapes for 9,980 won ($9) until March 20. / Courtesy of E-mart
  15. POSCO Daewoo opens new daycare center
    Children of POSCO Daewoo employees pose for a photo during the opening ceremony of a second daycare center at the trading company's headquarters in Incheon, Thursday. Occupying an 820-square-meter space at the headquarters, the new center can provide care for 100 children. Alongside the first center, the two can accommodate all of its employees' daycare needs. Courtesy of POSCO Daewoo
    Children of POSCO Daewoo employees pose for a photo during the opening ceremony of a second daycare center at the trading company's headquarters in Incheon, Thursday. Occupying an 820-square-meter space at the headquarters, the new center can provide care for 100 children. Alongside the first center, the two can accommodate all of its employees' daycare needs. Courtesy of POSCO Daewoo
  16. Home-schooling on IPTV
    Models promote SK Broadband's new education program for children, dubbed “PLAY SONGS HOME,” which users can watch through the firm's IPTV service, B tv, Tuesday. The company said it launched the new service to meet the needs of customers who attach importance to children's education, saying it will open a new era of TV home-schooling. / Courtesy of SK Broadband
    Models promote SK Broadband's new education program for children, dubbed “PLAY SONGS HOME,” which users can watch through the firm's IPTV service, B tv, Tuesday. The company said it launched the new service to meet the needs of customers who attach importance to children's education, saying it will open a new era of TV home-schooling. / Courtesy of SK Broadband
  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