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  1. Hang time on wheelchairs [PHOTOS]
    No audience at a sports event ―similar to what happened at Tuesday's high-profile World Cup qualifier match between the two Koreas in Pyongyang ― is common in South Korea. The action here is from the final-eight men's basketball match of the 39th National Para Games between Jeju Special Self-Governing Province, in orange, and Sejong Metropolitan Autonomous City at the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education student gymnasium in Songpa District, Wednesday. Korea Times photo by Choi Won-sukPlayers compete for the ball during the match at the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education student gymnasium in Songpa District, Wednesday. Korea Times photo by Choi Won-sukKim Ji-hyuk from Jeju Special Self-Governing Province loses balance and is tipped out of his wheelchair after heated body contact with Sejong Metropolitan Autonomous City players. Court staff rushed to help the fallen athlete resume the game. Korea Times photo by Choi Won-sukJeju Special Self-Governing Province's Kim Ji-hyuk shoots over a Sejong Metropolitan Autonomous City defender. Kim's effort contributed to the team's 95-22 landslide win, advancing them to the semi-final against Team Seoul on Thursday. Korea Times photo by Choi Won-sukAfter the match, Sejong Metropolitan Autonomous City players rest outside the court where the next match between Daejeon Metropolitan City and Gyeonggi Province had just started. The players weren't provided with locker rooms so courtside spaces were the next-best places where they could change. Korea Times photo by Choi Won-sukA medical staff member from Jeju Special Self-Governing Province treats a player during the match. The Jeju players, who suffer physical disabilities, had no medical room for treatment near the court. The same applied for the Sejong athletes. Korea Times photo by Choi Won-suk
    No audience at a sports event ―similar to what happened at Tuesday's high-profile World Cup qualifier match between the two Koreas in Pyongyang ― is common in South Korea. The action here is from the final-eight men's basketball match of the 39th National Para Games between Jeju Special Self-Governing Province, in orange, and Sejong Metropolitan Autonomous City at the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education student gymnasium in Songpa District, Wednesday. Korea Times photo by Choi Won-sukPlayers compete for the ball during the match at the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education student gymnasium in Songpa District, Wednesday. Korea Times photo by Choi Won-sukKim Ji-hyuk from Jeju Special Self-Governing Province loses balance and is tipped out of his wheelchair after heated body contact with Sejong Metropolitan Autonomous City players. Court staff rushed to help the fallen athlete resume the game. Korea Times photo by Choi Won-sukJeju Special Self-Governing Province's Kim Ji-hyuk shoots over a Sejong Metropolitan Autonomous City defender. Kim's effort contributed to the team's 95-22 landslide win, advancing them to the semi-final against Team Seoul on Thursday. Korea Times photo by Choi Won-sukAfter the match, Sejong Metropolitan Autonomous City players rest outside the court where the next match between Daejeon Metropolitan City and Gyeonggi Province had just started. The players weren't provided with locker rooms so courtside spaces were the next-best places where they could change. Korea Times photo by Choi Won-sukA medical staff member from Jeju Special Self-Governing Province treats a player during the match. The Jeju players, who suffer physical disabilities, had no medical room for treatment near the court. The same applied for the Sejong athletes. Korea Times photo by Choi Won-suk
  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. 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
  8. 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
  9. Alleged sex predator with face revealed thanks police for stopping the 'evil' he was [PHOTOS]
    Cho Ju-bin, 24, the prime suspect in a sexual blackmail scandal using the app Telegram, is questioned by reporters early Wednesday as he was being transferred to the prosecution from a detention unit at Jongno Police Station in central Seoul. The alleged victims of the scheme included underage girls among 74 women who police said Cho had blackmailed into sending him their images in sexual acts. Cho's identify was made public after a record 5 million people petitioned on the presidential office website. “I apologize to those who were hurt by me,” Cho told reporters, but didn't admit to the charges against him. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulCharges against Cho, who often goes by the nickname "baksa," or doctor, include violation of the act on the protection of children and youth against sex offenses, among others. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul"Thank you for putting the brakes on an evil that could not be stopped." Cho talks about his alleged crimes to reporters. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulThe amount of money Cho has gained from his alleged crimes is yet to be investigated. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
    Cho Ju-bin, 24, the prime suspect in a sexual blackmail scandal using the app Telegram, is questioned by reporters early Wednesday as he was being transferred to the prosecution from a detention unit at Jongno Police Station in central Seoul. The alleged victims of the scheme included underage girls among 74 women who police said Cho had blackmailed into sending him their images in sexual acts. Cho's identify was made public after a record 5 million people petitioned on the presidential office website. “I apologize to those who were hurt by me,” Cho told reporters, but didn't admit to the charges against him. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulCharges against Cho, who often goes by the nickname "baksa," or doctor, include violation of the act on the protection of children and youth against sex offenses, among others. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul"Thank you for putting the brakes on an evil that could not be stopped." Cho talks about his alleged crimes to reporters. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulThe amount of money Cho has gained from his alleged crimes is yet to be investigated. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
  10. Heaviest snowfall of the year arrived in Seoul [PHOTOS]
    A man dressed in South Korean traditional "Hanbok" attire wears a face mask in the snow as he gestures to take photos at the Gyeongbok Palace, the main royal palace during the Joseon Dynasty in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. Chinese authorities on Monday reported a slight upturn in new virus cases and hundred more deaths for a total of thousands since the outbreak began two months ago. AP An Imperial guard wearing a face mask stands in the snow outside the Gyeongbok Palace, the main royal palace during the Joseon Dynasty in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. APImperial guards wearing face masks stand in the snow at the Gyeongbok Palace, the main royal palace during the Joseon Dynasty, in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020.  APImperial guards wearing face masks march in the snow at the Gyeongbok Palace, the main royal palace during the Joseon Dynasty, in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. AP
    A man dressed in South Korean traditional "Hanbok" attire wears a face mask in the snow as he gestures to take photos at the Gyeongbok Palace, the main royal palace during the Joseon Dynasty in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. Chinese authorities on Monday reported a slight upturn in new virus cases and hundred more deaths for a total of thousands since the outbreak began two months ago. AP An Imperial guard wearing a face mask stands in the snow outside the Gyeongbok Palace, the main royal palace during the Joseon Dynasty in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. APImperial guards wearing face masks stand in the snow at the Gyeongbok Palace, the main royal palace during the Joseon Dynasty, in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020.  APImperial guards wearing face masks march in the snow at the Gyeongbok Palace, the main royal palace during the Joseon Dynasty, in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. AP
  11. U2 The Joshua Tree Tour 2019 - Seoul [PHOTOS]
    Bono of U2 performs at the Gocheok Sky Dome on December 08, 2019 in Seoul, South Korea. YonhapU2 performs at the Gocheok Sky Dome on December 08, 2019 in Seoul, South Korea. YonhapU2 performs at the Gocheok Sky Dome on December 08, 2019 in Seoul, South Korea. YonhapU2 performs at the Gocheok Sky Dome on December 08, 2019 in Seoul, South Korea. YonhapBono of U2 performs at the Gocheok Sky Dome on December 08, 2019 in Seoul, South Korea. Yonhap
    Bono of U2 performs at the Gocheok Sky Dome on December 08, 2019 in Seoul, South Korea. YonhapU2 performs at the Gocheok Sky Dome on December 08, 2019 in Seoul, South Korea. YonhapU2 performs at the Gocheok Sky Dome on December 08, 2019 in Seoul, South Korea. YonhapU2 performs at the Gocheok Sky Dome on December 08, 2019 in Seoul, South Korea. YonhapBono of U2 performs at the Gocheok Sky Dome on December 08, 2019 in Seoul, South Korea. Yonhap
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