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  1. Vein banking system
    Financial Services Commission Chairman Choi Jong-ku, second from right, poses with KB Financial Group Chairman Yoon Jong-kyoo, second from left, and KB Kookmin Bank CEO Hur Yin, left, at KB Kookmin Bank's head office on Yeouido in Seoul, Friday. On the day, KB Kookmin Bank introduced the vein-based banking authentication system that identifies individuals through the unique pattern of veins in their fingers. / Courtesy of KB Kookmin Bank
    Financial Services Commission Chairman Choi Jong-ku, second from right, poses with KB Financial Group Chairman Yoon Jong-kyoo, second from left, and KB Kookmin Bank CEO Hur Yin, left, at KB Kookmin Bank's head office on Yeouido in Seoul, Friday. On the day, KB Kookmin Bank introduced the vein-based banking authentication system that identifies individuals through the unique pattern of veins in their fingers. / Courtesy of KB Kookmin Bank
  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. BTS at AMAs winning 'artist of the year' [PHOTOS]
    Members of K-pop boy band BTS arrive at the 2021 American Music Awards (AMAs) at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, Nov. 21 (local time). From left, V, Suga, Jin, Jungkook, RM, Jimin and J-Hope pose for a group photo. BTS took home three awards, including Artist of the Year, which is considered to be the top award at the AMAs, becoming the first Asian act to win the title. Reuters-YonhapColdplay and BTS perform “My Universe” during the American Music Awards (AMAs) at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, Nov. 21. This is the first time they performed the song together on stage. Reuters-YonhapRM, center, reacts after winning the Artist of the Year award at the 49th Annual American Music Awards (AMAs), Nov. 21. BTS became the first Asian act to win the award. This was their first nomination. Reuters-YonhapBTS receives an award for Favorite Pop Group at the American Music Awards (AMAs), Nov. 21. Reuters-YonhapBTS receives an award for Favorite Pop Song for its megahit song “Butter” at the American Music Awards (AMAs), Nov. 21. Reuters-YonhapMembers of BTS pose for a photo after winning three awards at the American Music Awards (AMAs). Jin, Jungkook and RM hold their award for Favorite Pop Song, Favorite Duo/Group and Artist of the Year while posing in the press room. Reuters-YonhapBTS performs the record-shattering hit song “Butter” during the American Music Awards (AMAs) at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, Nov. 21. Reuters-Yonhap
    Members of K-pop boy band BTS arrive at the 2021 American Music Awards (AMAs) at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, Nov. 21 (local time). From left, V, Suga, Jin, Jungkook, RM, Jimin and J-Hope pose for a group photo. BTS took home three awards, including Artist of the Year, which is considered to be the top award at the AMAs, becoming the first Asian act to win the title. Reuters-YonhapColdplay and BTS perform “My Universe” during the American Music Awards (AMAs) at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, Nov. 21. This is the first time they performed the song together on stage. Reuters-YonhapRM, center, reacts after winning the Artist of the Year award at the 49th Annual American Music Awards (AMAs), Nov. 21. BTS became the first Asian act to win the award. This was their first nomination. Reuters-YonhapBTS receives an award for Favorite Pop Group at the American Music Awards (AMAs), Nov. 21. Reuters-YonhapBTS receives an award for Favorite Pop Song for its megahit song “Butter” at the American Music Awards (AMAs), Nov. 21. Reuters-YonhapMembers of BTS pose for a photo after winning three awards at the American Music Awards (AMAs). Jin, Jungkook and RM hold their award for Favorite Pop Song, Favorite Duo/Group and Artist of the Year while posing in the press room. Reuters-YonhapBTS performs the record-shattering hit song “Butter” during the American Music Awards (AMAs) at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, Nov. 21. Reuters-Yonhap
  8. Key moments from the life of Chun Doo-hwan [PHOTOS]
    Chun Doo-hwan, back row second from right, poses with other students at the Korea Military Academy, in this 1951 file photo. He made friends who later helped him lead the 1979 military coup, including Roh Tae-woo, who took power after the country's first democratic election, back row far right. Korea Times fileThen-Army General Chun Doo-hwan announces the results of the investigation into the assassination of President Park Chung-hee, in this Nov. 6, 1979, file photo. After leading the investigation, Chun seized power and became president in 1980. Korea Times fileChun Doo-hwan, front row fifth from left, poses with other military generals who participated in the military coup on Dec. 12, 1979, at the office of Defense Security Command in Seoul, in this 1979 file photo. Roh Tae-woo, left of Chun, despite playing a key role in the coup, succeeded Chun after winning the country's first democratic election in 1987. YonhapChun Doo-hwan takes an oath at his inauguration ceremony in Seoul as president, a title he was later stripped of, in this September 1980 file photo. When citizens protested the military coup he led, Chun sent members of the Army to Gwangju to crack down on the uprising there in May 1980. More than 200 people were killed and 1,800 wounded, according to government data. YonhapChun Doo-hwan testifies during a National Assembly hearing while an opposition politician shakes his finger and calls him a “butcher,” in this Dec. 31, 1989, file photo. Korea Times fileChun Doo-hwan, center, reads out a statement in front of his house in Seoul, in this Dec. 2, 1995, file photo. Korea Times fileChun Doo-hwan, right, and his presidential successor Roh Tae-woo stand in court holding hands after being convicted of mutiny and corruption for their roles in the 1979 military coup and the bloody crackdown known as the 1980 Gwangju Massacre, in this December 1996 file photo. Korea Times fileChun Doo-hwan, center, leaves a district court in Gwangju after attending an appellate trial on the charge of libel, Aug. 9, 2021. Korea Times file
    Chun Doo-hwan, back row second from right, poses with other students at the Korea Military Academy, in this 1951 file photo. He made friends who later helped him lead the 1979 military coup, including Roh Tae-woo, who took power after the country's first democratic election, back row far right. Korea Times fileThen-Army General Chun Doo-hwan announces the results of the investigation into the assassination of President Park Chung-hee, in this Nov. 6, 1979, file photo. After leading the investigation, Chun seized power and became president in 1980. Korea Times fileChun Doo-hwan, front row fifth from left, poses with other military generals who participated in the military coup on Dec. 12, 1979, at the office of Defense Security Command in Seoul, in this 1979 file photo. Roh Tae-woo, left of Chun, despite playing a key role in the coup, succeeded Chun after winning the country's first democratic election in 1987. YonhapChun Doo-hwan takes an oath at his inauguration ceremony in Seoul as president, a title he was later stripped of, in this September 1980 file photo. When citizens protested the military coup he led, Chun sent members of the Army to Gwangju to crack down on the uprising there in May 1980. More than 200 people were killed and 1,800 wounded, according to government data. YonhapChun Doo-hwan testifies during a National Assembly hearing while an opposition politician shakes his finger and calls him a “butcher,” in this Dec. 31, 1989, file photo. Korea Times fileChun Doo-hwan, center, reads out a statement in front of his house in Seoul, in this Dec. 2, 1995, file photo. Korea Times fileChun Doo-hwan, right, and his presidential successor Roh Tae-woo stand in court holding hands after being convicted of mutiny and corruption for their roles in the 1979 military coup and the bloody crackdown known as the 1980 Gwangju Massacre, in this December 1996 file photo. Korea Times fileChun Doo-hwan, center, leaves a district court in Gwangju after attending an appellate trial on the charge of libel, Aug. 9, 2021. Korea Times file
  9. Choi Seo-eun crowned 2021 Miss Korea [PHOTOS]
    Choi Seo-eun, the winner of the “2021 Miss Korea” competition, smiles after winning the annual beauty pageant held in Paju, Nov. 16, in this photo released on Nov. 22. Choi, 26, graduated from Pratt Institute's School of Art, in Brooklyn, New York, majoring in fine arts. She said, “I didn't know that I would be standing here. I hope this will be the beginning, not the end.” She also revealed her dream of becoming a writer and actress. The contest was held without spectators amid the coronavirus pandemic. Courtesy of Global E&BThe “2021 Miss Korea” winner, Choi, center, poses with the runners up after a crowning ceremony. The top five winners are, from left, Cho Min-ji, Choi Mi-na Sue, Choi Seo-eun, Kim Su-jin and Jung Do-hee. Courtesy of Global E&BThe contestants pose during the “2021 Miss Korea” competition. Courtesy of Global E&BThe winners from the last year's Miss Korea walk take the stage for a crowning ceremony during the “2021 Miss Korea” competition. Courtesy of Global E&BThe contestants pose for a runway show during the “2021 Miss Korea” competition. Courtesy of Global E&BChoi Seo-eun performs to a BLACKPINK song during her audition round for the “2021 Miss Korea” competition. Courtesy of Global E&B
    Choi Seo-eun, the winner of the “2021 Miss Korea” competition, smiles after winning the annual beauty pageant held in Paju, Nov. 16, in this photo released on Nov. 22. Choi, 26, graduated from Pratt Institute's School of Art, in Brooklyn, New York, majoring in fine arts. She said, “I didn't know that I would be standing here. I hope this will be the beginning, not the end.” She also revealed her dream of becoming a writer and actress. The contest was held without spectators amid the coronavirus pandemic. Courtesy of Global E&BThe “2021 Miss Korea” winner, Choi, center, poses with the runners up after a crowning ceremony. The top five winners are, from left, Cho Min-ji, Choi Mi-na Sue, Choi Seo-eun, Kim Su-jin and Jung Do-hee. Courtesy of Global E&BThe contestants pose during the “2021 Miss Korea” competition. Courtesy of Global E&BThe winners from the last year's Miss Korea walk take the stage for a crowning ceremony during the “2021 Miss Korea” competition. Courtesy of Global E&BThe contestants pose for a runway show during the “2021 Miss Korea” competition. Courtesy of Global E&BChoi Seo-eun performs to a BLACKPINK song during her audition round for the “2021 Miss Korea” competition. Courtesy of Global E&B
  10. 'Suneung' day for students and parents [PHOTOS]
    Students head to a high school in Seoul to take the College Scholastic Ability Test (CSAT), also known in Korean as the “Suneung,” a national college entrance exam that is held once a year, Nov. 18. Approximately 509,000 test takers nationwide are taking the CSAT this year, according to the education ministry. YonhapA student hugs her mother before entering a high school to take the CSAT in Seoul, Nov. 18. YonhapA student waves to his mother before entering a high school to take the college entrance exam in Gwangju, Nov. 18. YonhapA student is given a ride on a police motorcycle to arrive in time for the CSAT in Seoul, Nov. 18. YonhapA student gets out of a police car, which drove him to a high school, so as to arrive in time for the CSAT on Jeju Island, Nov. 18. YonhapStudents prepare for the CSAT at a high school in Seoul, Nov. 18. YonhapStudents wait for the CSAT to begin at a high school in Gyeonggi Province, Nov. 18. YonhapA family member of a test taker hangs a good-luck card on a wall along with others hoping for students' success, at Jogyesa Buddhist temple in Seoul, Nov. 18. YonhapParents and family members of test takers take part in a special prayer service at Jogyesa Buddhist temple in Seoul, to pray that their children get high scores on the national college entrance exam, Seoul, Nov. 18. YonhapParents and family members of testtakers gather at Yeouido Full Gospel Church in Seoul to pray for their children's success on the national college entrance exam, Seoul, Nov. 18. Yonhap
    Students head to a high school in Seoul to take the College Scholastic Ability Test (CSAT), also known in Korean as the “Suneung,” a national college entrance exam that is held once a year, Nov. 18. Approximately 509,000 test takers nationwide are taking the CSAT this year, according to the education ministry. YonhapA student hugs her mother before entering a high school to take the CSAT in Seoul, Nov. 18. YonhapA student waves to his mother before entering a high school to take the college entrance exam in Gwangju, Nov. 18. YonhapA student is given a ride on a police motorcycle to arrive in time for the CSAT in Seoul, Nov. 18. YonhapA student gets out of a police car, which drove him to a high school, so as to arrive in time for the CSAT on Jeju Island, Nov. 18. YonhapStudents prepare for the CSAT at a high school in Seoul, Nov. 18. YonhapStudents wait for the CSAT to begin at a high school in Gyeonggi Province, Nov. 18. YonhapA family member of a test taker hangs a good-luck card on a wall along with others hoping for students' success, at Jogyesa Buddhist temple in Seoul, Nov. 18. YonhapParents and family members of test takers take part in a special prayer service at Jogyesa Buddhist temple in Seoul, to pray that their children get high scores on the national college entrance exam, Seoul, Nov. 18. YonhapParents and family members of testtakers gather at Yeouido Full Gospel Church in Seoul to pray for their children's success on the national college entrance exam, Seoul, Nov. 18. Yonhap
  11. 1st major indoor music event since beginning of pandemic dazzles K-pop fans [PHOTOS]
    K-pop fans watch the 2021 World K-Pop Concert at KINTEX in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province, Nov. 14. Around 3,000 people gathered for the first large-scale music event since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. The ministry organized the indoor event after the government eased social distancing rules in line with the “Living with COVID-19” scheme. Attendees were obliged to keep distance with one another and wear plastic gloves. Singing along was not allowed. YonhapMembers of K-pop girl group aespa pose during the 2021 World K-Pop Concert at KINTEX in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province, Nov. 14. For the rookie idol group, this is the first in-person concert since their debut last November. AP-YonhapK-pop boy band NCT Dream takes the stage during the 2021 World K-Pop Concert at KINTEX in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province, Nov. 14. AP-YonhapK-pop boy band Pentagon performs during the 2021 World K-Pop Concert at KINTEX in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province, Nov. 14. AP-YonhapK-pop girl group Brave Girls performs during the 2021 World K-Pop Concert at KINTEX in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province, Nov. 14. AP-YonhapKey from the K-pop boy band SHINee performs during the 2021 World K-Pop Concert at KINTEX in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province, Nov. 14. AP-YonhapMembers of K-pop girl group ITZY pose during the 2021 World K-Pop Concert at KINTEX in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province, Nov. 14. AP-YonhapDance crew HOOK, who gained popularity through Mnet's female dance survival show “Street Woman Fighter,” performs during the 2021 World K-Pop Concert at KINTEX in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province, Nov. 14. AP-YonhapAttendees enjoy side events ahead of the concert, Nov. 14. YonhapCulture Minister Hwang Hee, front right, joins K-pop fans at the KICK cafe, a concept store for K-pop in Paris, Nov. 14. Courtesy of Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism
    K-pop fans watch the 2021 World K-Pop Concert at KINTEX in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province, Nov. 14. Around 3,000 people gathered for the first large-scale music event since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. The ministry organized the indoor event after the government eased social distancing rules in line with the “Living with COVID-19” scheme. Attendees were obliged to keep distance with one another and wear plastic gloves. Singing along was not allowed. YonhapMembers of K-pop girl group aespa pose during the 2021 World K-Pop Concert at KINTEX in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province, Nov. 14. For the rookie idol group, this is the first in-person concert since their debut last November. AP-YonhapK-pop boy band NCT Dream takes the stage during the 2021 World K-Pop Concert at KINTEX in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province, Nov. 14. AP-YonhapK-pop boy band Pentagon performs during the 2021 World K-Pop Concert at KINTEX in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province, Nov. 14. AP-YonhapK-pop girl group Brave Girls performs during the 2021 World K-Pop Concert at KINTEX in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province, Nov. 14. AP-YonhapKey from the K-pop boy band SHINee performs during the 2021 World K-Pop Concert at KINTEX in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province, Nov. 14. AP-YonhapMembers of K-pop girl group ITZY pose during the 2021 World K-Pop Concert at KINTEX in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province, Nov. 14. AP-YonhapDance crew HOOK, who gained popularity through Mnet's female dance survival show “Street Woman Fighter,” performs during the 2021 World K-Pop Concert at KINTEX in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province, Nov. 14. AP-YonhapAttendees enjoy side events ahead of the concert, Nov. 14. YonhapCulture Minister Hwang Hee, front right, joins K-pop fans at the KICK cafe, a concept store for K-pop in Paris, Nov. 14. Courtesy of Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism
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