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  1. Salted shrimp festival
    Mapo-gu head Yoo Dong-gyun, wearing the traditional clothes of a district governor in the Joseon Kingdom, tastes salted shrimp at the 11th Mapo Salted Shrimp Festival at the World Cup Park in Seoul, Friday. Through Sunday, the three-day festival reenacts scenes of the port in Mapo where ships carrying goods from across the country destined for the capital docked, and where salt and salted shrimp trading were active. / Korea Times photo by Hong In-ki
    Mapo-gu head Yoo Dong-gyun, wearing the traditional clothes of a district governor in the Joseon Kingdom, tastes salted shrimp at the 11th Mapo Salted Shrimp Festival at the World Cup Park in Seoul, Friday. Through Sunday, the three-day festival reenacts scenes of the port in Mapo where ships carrying goods from across the country destined for the capital docked, and where salt and salted shrimp trading were active. / Korea Times photo by Hong In-ki
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Beirut blast: Dozens dead and thousands injured [PHOTOS]
    An injured man walks at the explosion scene that hit the seaport, in Beirut Lebanon, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. Massive explosions rocked downtown Beirut on Tuesday, flattening much of the port, damaging buildings and blowing out windows and doors as a giant mushroom cloud rose above the capital. Witnesses saw many people injured by flying glass and debris. AP  A view of the damaged buildings next to the site of an explosion at the Beirut Port, Beirut, Lebanon, 04 August 2020. EPA  A picture shows the scene of an explosion in Beirut on August 4, 2020. AFP Firefighters douse a blaze at the scene of an explosion at the port of Lebanon's capital Beirut on August 4, 2020. AFP A general view shows the aftermath at the site of Tuesday's blast in Beirut's port area, Lebanon August 5, 2020. Reuters
    An injured man walks at the explosion scene that hit the seaport, in Beirut Lebanon, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. Massive explosions rocked downtown Beirut on Tuesday, flattening much of the port, damaging buildings and blowing out windows and doors as a giant mushroom cloud rose above the capital. Witnesses saw many people injured by flying glass and debris. AP  A view of the damaged buildings next to the site of an explosion at the Beirut Port, Beirut, Lebanon, 04 August 2020. EPA  A picture shows the scene of an explosion in Beirut on August 4, 2020. AFP Firefighters douse a blaze at the scene of an explosion at the port of Lebanon's capital Beirut on August 4, 2020. AFP A general view shows the aftermath at the site of Tuesday's blast in Beirut's port area, Lebanon August 5, 2020. Reuters
  8. Heavy rain hammers South Korea [PHOTOS]
    A worker begins the clean-up in the aftermath of a torrential rain storm that hit the capital city at Han River park on August 04, 2020 in Seoul, South Korea. Damage from heavy rain that pounded the country's central region earlier this week continued to grow, leaving 14 dead and 12 missing as of Tuesday. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulWorkers begin the clean-up in the aftermath of a torrential rain storm that hit the capital city at Han River park on August 04, 2020 in Seoul, South Korea. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulWorkers begin the clean-up in the aftermath of a torrential rain storm that hit the capital city at Han River park on August 04, 2020 in Seoul, South Korea. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulA worker begins the clean-up in the aftermath of a torrential rain storm that hit the capital city at Han River park on August 04, 2020 in Seoul, South Korea. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulWorkers begin the clean-up in the aftermath of a torrential rain storm that hit the capital city at Han River park on August 04, 2020 in Seoul, South Korea. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
    A worker begins the clean-up in the aftermath of a torrential rain storm that hit the capital city at Han River park on August 04, 2020 in Seoul, South Korea. Damage from heavy rain that pounded the country's central region earlier this week continued to grow, leaving 14 dead and 12 missing as of Tuesday. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulWorkers begin the clean-up in the aftermath of a torrential rain storm that hit the capital city at Han River park on August 04, 2020 in Seoul, South Korea. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulWorkers begin the clean-up in the aftermath of a torrential rain storm that hit the capital city at Han River park on August 04, 2020 in Seoul, South Korea. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulA worker begins the clean-up in the aftermath of a torrential rain storm that hit the capital city at Han River park on August 04, 2020 in Seoul, South Korea. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulWorkers begin the clean-up in the aftermath of a torrential rain storm that hit the capital city at Han River park on August 04, 2020 in Seoul, South Korea. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
  9. Drones light up Seoul sky with coronavirus messages [PHOTOS]
    In this on Saturday, July 4, 2020, photo, some 400 drones fly over the Han River showing messages of appreciation for medical workers during the coronavirus pandemic in Seoul, South Korea. The letters read " Thanks to the people." AP-YonhapIn this on Saturday, July 4, 2020, photo, some 400 drones fly over the Han River showing messages of appreciation for medical workers during the coronavirus pandemic in Seoul, South Korea. YonhapIn this on Saturday, July 4, 2020, photo, some 400 drones fly over the Han River showing messages of appreciation for medical workers during the coronavirus pandemic in Seoul, South Korea. YonhapIn this on Saturday, July 4, 2020, photo, some 400 drones fly over the Han River showing messages of appreciation for medical workers during the coronavirus pandemic in Seoul, South Korea. YonhapIn this on Saturday, July 4, 2020, photo, some 400 drones fly over the Han River showing messages of appreciation for medical workers during the coronavirus pandemic in Seoul, South Korea. YonhapIn this on Saturday, July 4, 2020, photo, some 400 drones fly over the Han River showing messages of appreciation for medical workers during the coronavirus pandemic in Seoul, South Korea. YonhapIn this on Saturday, July 4, 2020, photo, some 400 drones fly over the Han River showing messages of appreciation for medical workers during the coronavirus pandemic in Seoul, South Korea. YonhapIn this on Saturday, July 4, 2020, photo, some 400 drones fly over the Han River showing messages of appreciation for medical workers during the coronavirus pandemic in Seoul, South Korea. Yonhap
    In this on Saturday, July 4, 2020, photo, some 400 drones fly over the Han River showing messages of appreciation for medical workers during the coronavirus pandemic in Seoul, South Korea. The letters read " Thanks to the people." AP-YonhapIn this on Saturday, July 4, 2020, photo, some 400 drones fly over the Han River showing messages of appreciation for medical workers during the coronavirus pandemic in Seoul, South Korea. YonhapIn this on Saturday, July 4, 2020, photo, some 400 drones fly over the Han River showing messages of appreciation for medical workers during the coronavirus pandemic in Seoul, South Korea. YonhapIn this on Saturday, July 4, 2020, photo, some 400 drones fly over the Han River showing messages of appreciation for medical workers during the coronavirus pandemic in Seoul, South Korea. YonhapIn this on Saturday, July 4, 2020, photo, some 400 drones fly over the Han River showing messages of appreciation for medical workers during the coronavirus pandemic in Seoul, South Korea. YonhapIn this on Saturday, July 4, 2020, photo, some 400 drones fly over the Han River showing messages of appreciation for medical workers during the coronavirus pandemic in Seoul, South Korea. YonhapIn this on Saturday, July 4, 2020, photo, some 400 drones fly over the Han River showing messages of appreciation for medical workers during the coronavirus pandemic in Seoul, South Korea. YonhapIn this on Saturday, July 4, 2020, photo, some 400 drones fly over the Han River showing messages of appreciation for medical workers during the coronavirus pandemic in Seoul, South Korea. Yonhap
  10. How Koreans celebrate Buddha's Birthday amid pandemic [PHOTOS]
    A Buddhism follower washes a small statue of Buddha in a celebration for Buddha's 2564th birthday in the main hall of Jogye temple in downtown Seoul, Thursday. Leaders of the religion called for concerted nationwide efforts to overcome the pandemic and help affected people. Major Buddhism sects observed the holiday without large-scale ceremonial gatherings to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulA woman bows with her hands pressed together at Jogye temple in downtown Seoul, Thursday. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulKorea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulFollowers in masks attend a celebration ceremony on Thursday. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulKorea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulKorea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
    A Buddhism follower washes a small statue of Buddha in a celebration for Buddha's 2564th birthday in the main hall of Jogye temple in downtown Seoul, Thursday. Leaders of the religion called for concerted nationwide efforts to overcome the pandemic and help affected people. Major Buddhism sects observed the holiday without large-scale ceremonial gatherings to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulA woman bows with her hands pressed together at Jogye temple in downtown Seoul, Thursday. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulKorea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulFollowers in masks attend a celebration ceremony on Thursday. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulKorea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulKorea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
  11. Baseball returns to South Korea without fans [PHOTOS]
    Stadium seats are empty as a part of precaution against the new coronavirus during the pre-season baseball game between Doosan Bears and LG Twins in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, April 21, 2020. South Korea's professional baseball league has decided to begin its new season on May 5, initially without fans, following a postponement over the coronavirus. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulSouth Korea's professional baseball league has decided to begin its new season on May 5, initially without fans, following a postponement over the coronavirus. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulSouth Korea's professional baseball league has decided to begin its new season on May 5, initially without fans, following a postponement over the coronavirus. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulSouth Korea's professional baseball league has decided to begin its new season on May 5, initially without fans, following a postponement over the coronavirus. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulStadium seats are empty as a part of precaution against the new coronavirus during the pre-season baseball game between Doosan Bears and LG Twins in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, April 21, 2020. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulSouth Korea's professional baseball league has decided to begin its new season on May 5, initially without fans, following a postponement over the coronavirus. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulStadium seats are empty as a part of precaution against the new coronavirus during the pre-season baseball game between Doosan Bears and LG Twins in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, April 21, 2020. South Korea's professional baseball league has decided to begin its new season on May 5, initially without fans, following a postponement over the coronavirus. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
    Stadium seats are empty as a part of precaution against the new coronavirus during the pre-season baseball game between Doosan Bears and LG Twins in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, April 21, 2020. South Korea's professional baseball league has decided to begin its new season on May 5, initially without fans, following a postponement over the coronavirus. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulSouth Korea's professional baseball league has decided to begin its new season on May 5, initially without fans, following a postponement over the coronavirus. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulSouth Korea's professional baseball league has decided to begin its new season on May 5, initially without fans, following a postponement over the coronavirus. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulSouth Korea's professional baseball league has decided to begin its new season on May 5, initially without fans, following a postponement over the coronavirus. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulStadium seats are empty as a part of precaution against the new coronavirus during the pre-season baseball game between Doosan Bears and LG Twins in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, April 21, 2020. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulSouth Korea's professional baseball league has decided to begin its new season on May 5, initially without fans, following a postponement over the coronavirus. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulStadium seats are empty as a part of precaution against the new coronavirus during the pre-season baseball game between Doosan Bears and LG Twins in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, April 21, 2020. South Korea's professional baseball league has decided to begin its new season on May 5, initially without fans, following a postponement over the coronavirus. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
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