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  1. Snowy commute
    People cross the road in front of Seoul Station, Tuesday, shielding themselves from the heavy snowfall. Heavy snow advisories were issued in the central parts of the country, while southern regions experienced rain instead. / Korea Times photo by Ryu Hyo-jin
    People cross the road in front of Seoul Station, Tuesday, shielding themselves from the heavy snowfall. Heavy snow advisories were issued in the central parts of the country, while southern regions experienced rain instead. / Korea Times photo by Ryu Hyo-jin
  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. Gwanghwamun Square Reopens [PHOTOS]
    A special ceremony of royal gatekeepers takes place near Gwanghwamun Square in central Seoul to mark the square's reopening to the public after a major renovation, Saturday. YonhapCitizen representatives including Seoul mayor Oh Se-hoon, 5th from left, performs during an opening ceremony at Gwanghwamun Square in central Seoul, Saturday. YonhapPeople walk through a tunnel fountain at Gwanghwamun Square in central Seoul after it reopened to the public after a major renovation, Saturday. YonhapAn opening ceremony of Gwanghwamun Square is held in central Seoul to mark the square's reopening to the public after a major renovation, Saturday. YonhapChildren play at a tunnel fountain at Gwanghwamun Square in central Seoul, Saturday. YonahpPeople watch an opening ceremony at Gwanghwamun Square in central Seoul, Saturday. YonhapSeoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon speaks during an event celebrating the opening of Gwanghwamun Square in Seoul, Saturday. The square has been expanded and partially refurbished into a park. Yonhap
    A special ceremony of royal gatekeepers takes place near Gwanghwamun Square in central Seoul to mark the square's reopening to the public after a major renovation, Saturday. YonhapCitizen representatives including Seoul mayor Oh Se-hoon, 5th from left, performs during an opening ceremony at Gwanghwamun Square in central Seoul, Saturday. YonhapPeople walk through a tunnel fountain at Gwanghwamun Square in central Seoul after it reopened to the public after a major renovation, Saturday. YonhapAn opening ceremony of Gwanghwamun Square is held in central Seoul to mark the square's reopening to the public after a major renovation, Saturday. YonhapChildren play at a tunnel fountain at Gwanghwamun Square in central Seoul, Saturday. YonahpPeople watch an opening ceremony at Gwanghwamun Square in central Seoul, Saturday. YonhapSeoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon speaks during an event celebrating the opening of Gwanghwamun Square in Seoul, Saturday. The square has been expanded and partially refurbished into a park. Yonhap
  8. Heavy downpour hits central regions [PHOTOS]
    Paldang floodgates open: Two people watch water being released from Paldang Dam in Hanam City, Gyeonggi Province, on Thursday after heavy rainfall. Heavy rain warnings have been issued in the metropolitan region, including Seoul. According to the Korea Meteorological Administration, torrential downpours are forecast to continue through Friday. YonhapBanpo Hangang Park along the Han River in Seoul is inundated as the river is swollen due to heavy rain, June 30. YonhapTrails and bicycle lanes along the Tan Stream in Seongnam, south of Seoul, are submerged and closed, as weather authorities issued a heavy rain warning for the capital and its surrounding areas, June 30. YonhapA person crosses a bridge in downtown Seoul over Cheonggye Stream which is flooded and closed after torrential rain pounded the capital city overnight, June 30. YonhapJamsu Bridge on the Han River in Seoul is partly inundated as torrential rain pounded the capital city overnight, raising the river's water level, June 30. Yonhap
    Paldang floodgates open: Two people watch water being released from Paldang Dam in Hanam City, Gyeonggi Province, on Thursday after heavy rainfall. Heavy rain warnings have been issued in the metropolitan region, including Seoul. According to the Korea Meteorological Administration, torrential downpours are forecast to continue through Friday. YonhapBanpo Hangang Park along the Han River in Seoul is inundated as the river is swollen due to heavy rain, June 30. YonhapTrails and bicycle lanes along the Tan Stream in Seongnam, south of Seoul, are submerged and closed, as weather authorities issued a heavy rain warning for the capital and its surrounding areas, June 30. YonhapA person crosses a bridge in downtown Seoul over Cheonggye Stream which is flooded and closed after torrential rain pounded the capital city overnight, June 30. YonhapJamsu Bridge on the Han River in Seoul is partly inundated as torrential rain pounded the capital city overnight, raising the river's water level, June 30. Yonhap
  9. Korea's space rocket Nuri lifts off [PHOTOS]
    The Korea Space Launch Vehicle-II (KSLV-II), also called Nuri, lifts off from Naro Space Center in Goheung, South Jeolla Province, southwestern Korea, June 21, in the country's second attempt to put satellites into orbit. YonhapThe Korea Space Launch Vehicle-II (KSLV-II), also called Nuri, sits on the launch pad at the Naro Space Center in Goheung, South Jeolla Province, southwestern Korea, June 21. The locally developed space rocket is due to be launched the same day after its launch was delayed due to a technical malfunction. YonhapA child reads a book about space at the Goheung Space Observatory in South Jeolla Province, June 21, while he waits to watch the Korea Space Launch Vehicle-II (KSLV-II) to lift off. YonhapChildren pose behind a picture of spacesuits at the Goheung Space Observatory in South Jeolla Province, June 21, before the liftoff of the Korea Space Launch Vehicle-II (KSLV-II). YonhapThe Korea Space Launch Vehicle-II (KSLV-II), also called Nuri, is loaded with fuel and oxidizing agent on the launch pad at the Naro Space Center in Goheung, South Jeolla Province, June 21, ahead of its liftoff around 4:00 p.m. YonhapThe launch pad erector is lowered from the Korea Space Launch Vehicle-II (KSLV-II), also called Nuri, at the Naro Space Center in Goheung, South Jeolla Province, June 21, in preparation for its liftoff around 4:00 p.m. YonhapNuri lifts off from the Naro Space Center in Goheung, South Jeolla Province, June 21. YonhapThe KSLV-ll, also known as Nuri, is seen in flight after lifting off from the Naro Space Center in Goheung, South Jeolla Province, June 21. YonhapPresident Yoon Suk-yeol, right, watches a live broadcast of Nuri, the first locally developed space launch vehicle, lifting off from the Naro Space Center in Goheung, in the presidential office in Seoul's Yongsan District, June 21. Yonhap
    The Korea Space Launch Vehicle-II (KSLV-II), also called Nuri, lifts off from Naro Space Center in Goheung, South Jeolla Province, southwestern Korea, June 21, in the country's second attempt to put satellites into orbit. YonhapThe Korea Space Launch Vehicle-II (KSLV-II), also called Nuri, sits on the launch pad at the Naro Space Center in Goheung, South Jeolla Province, southwestern Korea, June 21. The locally developed space rocket is due to be launched the same day after its launch was delayed due to a technical malfunction. YonhapA child reads a book about space at the Goheung Space Observatory in South Jeolla Province, June 21, while he waits to watch the Korea Space Launch Vehicle-II (KSLV-II) to lift off. YonhapChildren pose behind a picture of spacesuits at the Goheung Space Observatory in South Jeolla Province, June 21, before the liftoff of the Korea Space Launch Vehicle-II (KSLV-II). YonhapThe Korea Space Launch Vehicle-II (KSLV-II), also called Nuri, is loaded with fuel and oxidizing agent on the launch pad at the Naro Space Center in Goheung, South Jeolla Province, June 21, ahead of its liftoff around 4:00 p.m. YonhapThe launch pad erector is lowered from the Korea Space Launch Vehicle-II (KSLV-II), also called Nuri, at the Naro Space Center in Goheung, South Jeolla Province, June 21, in preparation for its liftoff around 4:00 p.m. YonhapNuri lifts off from the Naro Space Center in Goheung, South Jeolla Province, June 21. YonhapThe KSLV-ll, also known as Nuri, is seen in flight after lifting off from the Naro Space Center in Goheung, South Jeolla Province, June 21. YonhapPresident Yoon Suk-yeol, right, watches a live broadcast of Nuri, the first locally developed space launch vehicle, lifting off from the Naro Space Center in Goheung, in the presidential office in Seoul's Yongsan District, June 21. Yonhap
  10. Voting for new mayors, governors [PHOTOS]
    People wait in line for a polling station to open in Seoul's Gangnam District, early in the morning on June 1. The voting started at 6 a.m. at 14,465 polling stations nationwide. YonhapPrime Minister Han Duck-soo greets officials and monitors the progress of local elections at the Ministry of Interior and Safety office in the Government Complex in Sejong, June 1. YonhapA voter with his daughter confirms his identity before receiving ballot slips at a polling station in Busan, June 1. YonhapA voter wearing plastic gloves holds ballot slips in Seoul's Gangnam District, June 1. Overall, 17 metropolitan mayors and provincial governors, 226 lower-level administrative leadership positions, 872 seats in provincial and metropolitan councils and 2,988 in lower-level local councils will be elected though local elections.A voter enters a booth at a polling station in Ulsan, June 1. YonhapPeople vote in polling booths at a polling station in Chuncheon, Gangwon Province, June 1. YonhapA voter wearing plastic gloves stuffs an envelope containing ballots into a ballot box at a polling station in Ulsan, June 1. YonhapYoo Bok-yeop, second from left, a senior teacher at Yangji Village School dressed in a "dopo," a traditional men's outer garment, and his family drop off their ballots together at a polling station in Nonsan, South Chungcheong Province, June 1. YonhapA voter responds to an exit poll after voting in Chuncheon, Gangwon Province, June 1. YonhapVoters show voting stamps on their hands after having voted in Seoul's Seocho District, June 1. Yonhap
    People wait in line for a polling station to open in Seoul's Gangnam District, early in the morning on June 1. The voting started at 6 a.m. at 14,465 polling stations nationwide. YonhapPrime Minister Han Duck-soo greets officials and monitors the progress of local elections at the Ministry of Interior and Safety office in the Government Complex in Sejong, June 1. YonhapA voter with his daughter confirms his identity before receiving ballot slips at a polling station in Busan, June 1. YonhapA voter wearing plastic gloves holds ballot slips in Seoul's Gangnam District, June 1. Overall, 17 metropolitan mayors and provincial governors, 226 lower-level administrative leadership positions, 872 seats in provincial and metropolitan councils and 2,988 in lower-level local councils will be elected though local elections.A voter enters a booth at a polling station in Ulsan, June 1. YonhapPeople vote in polling booths at a polling station in Chuncheon, Gangwon Province, June 1. YonhapA voter wearing plastic gloves stuffs an envelope containing ballots into a ballot box at a polling station in Ulsan, June 1. YonhapYoo Bok-yeop, second from left, a senior teacher at Yangji Village School dressed in a "dopo," a traditional men's outer garment, and his family drop off their ballots together at a polling station in Nonsan, South Chungcheong Province, June 1. YonhapA voter responds to an exit poll after voting in Chuncheon, Gangwon Province, June 1. YonhapVoters show voting stamps on their hands after having voted in Seoul's Seocho District, June 1. Yonhap
  11. Celebrating Buddha's Birthday [PHOTOS]
    An event with lotus lanterns takes place at Shinheung Temple in Sokcho, Gangwon Province, on Buddha's Birthday, May 8. YonhapA monk performs a Buddhist ritual of bathing the Baby Buddha, called "gwanbul" in Korean, at Geonbong Temple in Goseong, Gangwon Province, May 8. YonhapAn adherent performs a Buddhist ritual of bathing the Baby Buddha, called "gwanbul" in Korean, at Shinheung Temple in Sokcho, Gangwon Province, May 8. YonhapA worker hangs colorful lotus lanterns at Jogye Temple in Seoul, May 6, two days ahead of Buddha's Birthday. YonhapA worshiper prays in front of lotus lanterns at Jogye Temple in central Seoul to mark Buddha's Birthday, which falls on May 8. YonhapBelievers perform a Buddhist ritual of bathing the Baby Buddha, called "gwanbul" in Korean, at Jogye Temple in Seoul, May 8. Yonhap
    An event with lotus lanterns takes place at Shinheung Temple in Sokcho, Gangwon Province, on Buddha's Birthday, May 8. YonhapA monk performs a Buddhist ritual of bathing the Baby Buddha, called "gwanbul" in Korean, at Geonbong Temple in Goseong, Gangwon Province, May 8. YonhapAn adherent performs a Buddhist ritual of bathing the Baby Buddha, called "gwanbul" in Korean, at Shinheung Temple in Sokcho, Gangwon Province, May 8. YonhapA worker hangs colorful lotus lanterns at Jogye Temple in Seoul, May 6, two days ahead of Buddha's Birthday. YonhapA worshiper prays in front of lotus lanterns at Jogye Temple in central Seoul to mark Buddha's Birthday, which falls on May 8. YonhapBelievers perform a Buddhist ritual of bathing the Baby Buddha, called "gwanbul" in Korean, at Jogye Temple in Seoul, May 8. Yonhap
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