Thu, January 24, 2019 | 22:36
  1. Volunteering for the needy
    Spouses of foreign ambassadors to Korea and Cabinet members pack food and daily necessities to help out people in need, as part of their volunteer work at the Korean Red Cross in Seoul, Wednesday. Yonhap
    Spouses of foreign ambassadors to Korea and Cabinet members pack food and daily necessities to help out people in need, as part of their volunteer work at the Korean Red Cross in Seoul, Wednesday. Yonhap
  2. Another controversy
    President Moon Jae-in poses with Cho Hae-ju, newly appointed commissioner of the National Election Commission, at Cheong Wa Dae, Thursday. Moon appointed Cho to the minister-level post without requesting a National Assembly hearing. The main opposition Liberty Korea Party, which has opposed Cho citing his ideological bias, vowed to boycott National Assembly sessions in February. / Yonhap
    President Moon Jae-in poses with Cho Hae-ju, newly appointed commissioner of the National Election Commission, at Cheong Wa Dae, Thursday. Moon appointed Cho to the minister-level post without requesting a National Assembly hearing. The main opposition Liberty Korea Party, which has opposed Cho citing his ideological bias, vowed to boycott National Assembly sessions in February. / Yonhap
  3. 'We are Koreans now'
    Naturalized Korean citizens hold the Taegukgi or Korean national flag after receiving certificates of their new nationality at Incheon Immigration Office, Tuesday. / Yonhap
    Naturalized Korean citizens hold the Taegukgi or Korean national flag after receiving certificates of their new nationality at Incheon Immigration Office, Tuesday. / Yonhap
  4. Welcoming snow
    Tourists photograph themselves at Gyeongbok Palace in Seoul amid a light snowfall, Monday. The temperature will rise slightly on Tuesday and Wednesday, but fine dust will again shroud some parts of Chungcheong and Jeolla provinces, according to the Korea Meteorological Administration. / Yonhap
    Tourists photograph themselves at Gyeongbok Palace in Seoul amid a light snowfall, Monday. The temperature will rise slightly on Tuesday and Wednesday, but fine dust will again shroud some parts of Chungcheong and Jeolla provinces, according to the Korea Meteorological Administration. / Yonhap
  5. Ice fishing craze
    Thousands of people fish for trout at the Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival in Hwacheon County, Gangwon Province, Sunday. More than 1.3 million people have participated in the festival since Jan. 5, including about 100,000 foreign visitors. / Yonhap
    Thousands of people fish for trout at the Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival in Hwacheon County, Gangwon Province, Sunday. More than 1.3 million people have participated in the festival since Jan. 5, including about 100,000 foreign visitors. / Yonhap
  6. Recovery from gas poisoning
    Two students from Daesung High School in Seoul leave Wonju Severance Christian Hospital, Friday, after fully recovering from carbon monoxide poisoning last month at a guesthouse in Gangneung, Gangwon Province. Seven students, who were left unconscious by fumes from a faulty ventilation pipe, have been released from hospital. Three others were killed. / Yonhap
    Two students from Daesung High School in Seoul leave Wonju Severance Christian Hospital, Friday, after fully recovering from carbon monoxide poisoning last month at a guesthouse in Gangneung, Gangwon Province. Seven students, who were left unconscious by fumes from a faulty ventilation pipe, have been released from hospital. Three others were killed. / Yonhap
  7. Supporting multiracial children
    Children of multiracial families sing at an event at Woori Financial Group's headquarters in Seoul, Wednesday. Woori Financial said it will invite 50 children to participate in its choir this year as part of a program that also supports their education. Courtesy of Woori Financial Group
    Children of multiracial families sing at an event at Woori Financial Group's headquarters in Seoul, Wednesday. Woori Financial said it will invite 50 children to participate in its choir this year as part of a program that also supports their education. Courtesy of Woori Financial Group
  8. Boosting consumption
    Financial Supervisory Service (FSS) Governor Yoon Suk-heun, right, and KB Kookmin Bank CEO Hur Yin pose at a store in a traditional market in Yangcheon-gu, southwestern Seoul, Jan. 23. The two visited the market ahead of the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday to encourage people to shop more at traditional markets. Yonhap 
    Financial Supervisory Service (FSS) Governor Yoon Suk-heun, right, and KB Kookmin Bank CEO Hur Yin pose at a store in a traditional market in Yangcheon-gu, southwestern Seoul, Jan. 23. The two visited the market ahead of the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday to encourage people to shop more at traditional markets. Yonhap 
  9. Wealth management in Pangyo
    Wang Mi-hwa, fifth from left, deputy president and head of Shinhan Bank's wealth management, cuts a ribbon with other executives to open the bank's new wealth management center in Pangyo, Seongnam, Gyeonggi Province, Wednesday. The center will focus on providing services to workers at tech companies there. Courtesy of Shinhan Bank
    Wang Mi-hwa, fifth from left, deputy president and head of Shinhan Bank's wealth management, cuts a ribbon with other executives to open the bank's new wealth management center in Pangyo, Seongnam, Gyeonggi Province, Wednesday. The center will focus on providing services to workers at tech companies there. Courtesy of Shinhan Bank
  10. Branch for Chinese customers
    Tellers attend to Chinese customers at the bank's newly opened branch in Daerim-dong, southwestern Seoul, Jan. 21. The branch offers banking services only to Chinese customers. Courtesy of Woori Bank
    Tellers attend to Chinese customers at the bank's newly opened branch in Daerim-dong, southwestern Seoul, Jan. 21. The branch offers banking services only to Chinese customers. Courtesy of Woori Bank
  11. Change for digital age
    NongHyup Financial Group Chairman Kim Gwang-soo, center, poses with other executives after holding a strategic meeting at the group's headquarters in Seoul, Monday. NongHyup executives pledged to change the organization and develop new business models for the digital age. Courtesy of NongHyup Financial Group
    NongHyup Financial Group Chairman Kim Gwang-soo, center, poses with other executives after holding a strategic meeting at the group's headquarters in Seoul, Monday. NongHyup executives pledged to change the organization and develop new business models for the digital age. Courtesy of NongHyup Financial Group
  12. To sleep better
    Ko Kyung-min, Philips Korea's marketing manager, introduces the company's sleep and respiratory care products including the DreamStation continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine, the DreamWear CPAP mask and mobile application DreamMapper during a press conference at the Plaza Hotel in Seoul, Wednesday. / Courtesy of Philips Korea
    Ko Kyung-min, Philips Korea's marketing manager, introduces the company's sleep and respiratory care products including the DreamStation continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine, the DreamWear CPAP mask and mobile application DreamMapper during a press conference at the Plaza Hotel in Seoul, Wednesday. / Courtesy of Philips Korea
  13. Partnership for fueling/charging station
    GS Caltex Executive Vice President Jang In-yung, right, shakes hands with LG Electronics Chief Technology Officer Park Il-pyung after they signed an MOU at the latter's office in Seocho-gu, Seoul. The MOU is aimed at establishing integrated fuel stations, which not only offer conventional gas station services but also provide electric vehicle charging, maintenance and car sharing services. Courtesy of GS Caltex
    GS Caltex Executive Vice President Jang In-yung, right, shakes hands with LG Electronics Chief Technology Officer Park Il-pyung after they signed an MOU at the latter's office in Seocho-gu, Seoul. The MOU is aimed at establishing integrated fuel stations, which not only offer conventional gas station services but also provide electric vehicle charging, maintenance and car sharing services. Courtesy of GS Caltex
  14. Fuji Xerox's new printer
    Models pose with Fuji Xerox's new multifunction printer ApeosPort-VII in this photo provided by Fuji Xerox Korea, Tuesday. The firm launched 14 new printers for corporate use. / Courtesy of Fuji Xerox Korea
    Models pose with Fuji Xerox's new multifunction printer ApeosPort-VII in this photo provided by Fuji Xerox Korea, Tuesday. The firm launched 14 new printers for corporate use. / Courtesy of Fuji Xerox Korea
  15. Lunar New Year gifts on sale
    Models promote Lunar New Year gift packages at a Home plus store in Gangseo-gu, Seoul, Monday. The discount chain began selling 1,900 types of gift packages at 130 outlets across Korea, 88 percent of which are priced below 50,000 won, which is the cap amount for gifts in the country's anti-graft regulation affecting public servants, lawmakers, teachers and journalists. / Courtesy of Home plus
    Models promote Lunar New Year gift packages at a Home plus store in Gangseo-gu, Seoul, Monday. The discount chain began selling 1,900 types of gift packages at 130 outlets across Korea, 88 percent of which are priced below 50,000 won, which is the cap amount for gifts in the country's anti-graft regulation affecting public servants, lawmakers, teachers and journalists. / Courtesy of Home plus
  16. Kia opens job training center in India
    Kim Do-sik, second from left, head of Business Support Group of Kia Motors India, poses with school principals of the Industry Training Institute and local government officials during a launching ceremony of the “Green Light Project” in Anantapur, India, in this photo provided by the firm, Sunday. Kia launched the project in India to offer auto mechanic training to high school students from low-income families. / Courtesy of Kia Motors
    Kim Do-sik, second from left, head of Business Support Group of Kia Motors India, poses with school principals of the Industry Training Institute and local government officials during a launching ceremony of the “Green Light Project” in Anantapur, India, in this photo provided by the firm, Sunday. Kia launched the project in India to offer auto mechanic training to high school students from low-income families. / Courtesy of Kia Motors
  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