Wed, October 17, 2018 | 05:53
  1. Book fair in Taiwan
    A woman and her son look at drawings by Mexican illustrator Louis San Vicente at the 2017 Taipei International Book Exhibition in Taipei, Taiwan, Thursday. The annual Taipei book fair is held at the Taipei International Trade Center from Wednesday to Monday. / EPA-Yonhap
    A woman and her son look at drawings by Mexican illustrator Louis San Vicente at the 2017 Taipei International Book Exhibition in Taipei, Taiwan, Thursday. The annual Taipei book fair is held at the Taipei International Trade Center from Wednesday to Monday. / EPA-Yonhap
  2. Invisible
    Foreign tourists look at the downtown area of the capital which is blanketed by fine dust, from the N Seoul Tower, Monday. The density of fine dust was rated as bad in Seoul and the surrounding areas. / Korea Time photo by Hong In-ki
    Foreign tourists look at the downtown area of the capital which is blanketed by fine dust, from the N Seoul Tower, Monday. The density of fine dust was rated as bad in Seoul and the surrounding areas. / Korea Time photo by Hong In-ki
  3. 'I'm not your fur coat'
    Animal rights activists, wearing paper masks, carry out a street performance in downtown Seoul, Sunday, calling for an end to animal testing, zoos, the use of animal skin in fashion products, and meat consumption. / Yonhap
    Animal rights activists, wearing paper masks, carry out a street performance in downtown Seoul, Sunday, calling for an end to animal testing, zoos, the use of animal skin in fashion products, and meat consumption. / Yonhap
  4. Season's first frost
    Frost forms on a maple leaf in Manhangjae forest in Taebaek, Gangwon Province, Thursday, with morning lows in some mountainous parts of the province plummeting to minus 4 degrees Celsius. The low temperatures are forecast to continue for several more days across the nation, according to the Korea Meteorological Administration. / Yonhap
    Frost forms on a maple leaf in Manhangjae forest in Taebaek, Gangwon Province, Thursday, with morning lows in some mountainous parts of the province plummeting to minus 4 degrees Celsius. The low temperatures are forecast to continue for several more days across the nation, according to the Korea Meteorological Administration. / Yonhap
  5. Protest for survival
    Patients diagnosed with rare incurable muscle diseases, wearing oxygen masks and in wheelchairs, stage a rally in Seoul, Wednesday, to protest the government's 52-hour workweek regulation. The new rule limits the working hours of caregivers, while the patients need assistance 24 hours a day. Yonhap
    Patients diagnosed with rare incurable muscle diseases, wearing oxygen masks and in wheelchairs, stage a rally in Seoul, Wednesday, to protest the government's 52-hour workweek regulation. The new rule limits the working hours of caregivers, while the patients need assistance 24 hours a day. Yonhap
  6. Honorary Seoul citizen
    Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon poses with Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid in a ceremony to grant her honorary citizenship of Seoul during her visit to Seoul City Hall, Tuesday. Kaljulaid is the first Estonian to receive honorary citizenship. She granted Park an e-residency of her country. / Yonhap
    Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon poses with Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid in a ceremony to grant her honorary citizenship of Seoul during her visit to Seoul City Hall, Tuesday. Kaljulaid is the first Estonian to receive honorary citizenship. She granted Park an e-residency of her country. / Yonhap
  7. Young & hip bank
    KEB Hana Bank CEO Ham Young-joo, center, cuts a ribbon with employees of the bank to open its fourth “lifestyle bank” branch for young adults near Gangnam Subway Station, Tuesday. The branch will offer not only banking, but also other types of services such as coffee tasting events and talk shows with famous authors. Courtesy of KEB Hana Bank
    KEB Hana Bank CEO Ham Young-joo, center, cuts a ribbon with employees of the bank to open its fourth “lifestyle bank” branch for young adults near Gangnam Subway Station, Tuesday. The branch will offer not only banking, but also other types of services such as coffee tasting events and talk shows with famous authors. Courtesy of KEB Hana Bank
  8. Nice to meet you!
    A coach from premier league Tottenham Hotspur Football Club shakes hands with a child with a developmental disorder at a youth football lesson organized by AIA Group, the largest public listed pan-Asian life insurance group, in the Vitality Arena at the Dongdaemun store of Home plus in Seoul, Oct. 12. Many talented young football players and children from the Seoul Rehabilitation Center for Cerebral Palsy attended the event. Cerebral palsy is a neurological disorder that affects a person's movement, motor skills and muscle tone. Courtesy of AIA Group
    A coach from premier league Tottenham Hotspur Football Club shakes hands with a child with a developmental disorder at a youth football lesson organized by AIA Group, the largest public listed pan-Asian life insurance group, in the Vitality Arena at the Dongdaemun store of Home plus in Seoul, Oct. 12. Many talented young football players and children from the Seoul Rehabilitation Center for Cerebral Palsy attended the event. Cerebral palsy is a neurological disorder that affects a person's movement, motor skills and muscle tone. Courtesy of AIA Group
  9. Helping quake victims
    Woori Bank CEO Sohn Tae-seung, left, delivers a donation worth 1 billion Indonesian rupiah to the Red Cross in Bali, Indonesia, Oct. 13 to help earthquake victims on Sulawesi Island. Sohn was in Bali for the International Monetary Fund conference, which started Oct. 11. The Korean bank began making inroads into Indonesia through the acquisition of Bank Saudara in 2014. Courtesy of Woori Bank
    Woori Bank CEO Sohn Tae-seung, left, delivers a donation worth 1 billion Indonesian rupiah to the Red Cross in Bali, Indonesia, Oct. 13 to help earthquake victims on Sulawesi Island. Sohn was in Bali for the International Monetary Fund conference, which started Oct. 11. The Korean bank began making inroads into Indonesia through the acquisition of Bank Saudara in 2014. Courtesy of Woori Bank
  10. Korea asks IMF to help NK's reform efforts
    Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Kim Dong-yeon, left, talks with International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde at a meeting in Bali, Indonesia, Oct. 13 (local time). Korea agreed to give the IMF $20 million over the next five years in support of the latter's capacity development efforts based on a mutual understanding on the need to strengthen the role of the international body. Kim also asked for the IMF's help for North Korea to become a part of the global community citing recent de-escalation of military tensions on the Korean Peninsula as well as denuclearization efforts undertaken by the isolationist regime. / Courtesy of Ministry of Economy and Finance
    Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Kim Dong-yeon, left, talks with International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde at a meeting in Bali, Indonesia, Oct. 13 (local time). Korea agreed to give the IMF $20 million over the next five years in support of the latter's capacity development efforts based on a mutual understanding on the need to strengthen the role of the international body. Kim also asked for the IMF's help for North Korea to become a part of the global community citing recent de-escalation of military tensions on the Korean Peninsula as well as denuclearization efforts undertaken by the isolationist regime. / Courtesy of Ministry of Economy and Finance
  11. KEB Hana supports startups
    KEB Hana Bank CEO Ham Young-joo, front row sixth from left, smiles with startup CEOs and the bank's employees during an agreement ceremony for sponsorship at the lender's head office in central Seoul, Friday. KEB Hana Bank has supported the nation's startups under its campaign, “1Q Agile Lab,” since 2015. / Courtesy of KEB Hana Bank
    KEB Hana Bank CEO Ham Young-joo, front row sixth from left, smiles with startup CEOs and the bank's employees during an agreement ceremony for sponsorship at the lender's head office in central Seoul, Friday. KEB Hana Bank has supported the nation's startups under its campaign, “1Q Agile Lab,” since 2015. / Courtesy of KEB Hana Bank
  12. For greener Seoul
    Starbucks Coffee Korea CEO Lee Seock-koo, fourth from right, poses with Vice Minister of Environment Park Chun-kyoo, fifth from right, in front of a Starbucks store in downtown Seoul, Tuesday, during an event to celebrate the installation of recycling bins for disposable cups. The coffeehouse chain will donate 100 million won ($88,628) to the government for the installation of the bins in 17 of the most populated areas of Seoul. / Courtesy of Starbucks Coffee Korea
    Starbucks Coffee Korea CEO Lee Seock-koo, fourth from right, poses with Vice Minister of Environment Park Chun-kyoo, fifth from right, in front of a Starbucks store in downtown Seoul, Tuesday, during an event to celebrate the installation of recycling bins for disposable cups. The coffeehouse chain will donate 100 million won ($88,628) to the government for the installation of the bins in 17 of the most populated areas of Seoul. / Courtesy of Starbucks Coffee Korea
  13. Cleaning Bamseom Island
    LG Chem Vice Chairman Park Jin-soo, right, participates in the cleanup event along with the firm's employees on Bamseom, an island in the Han River, Monday. LG Chem employees have been volunteering as the island's keepers since last year. / Courtesy of LG Chem
    LG Chem Vice Chairman Park Jin-soo, right, participates in the cleanup event along with the firm's employees on Bamseom, an island in the Han River, Monday. LG Chem employees have been volunteering as the island's keepers since last year. / Courtesy of LG Chem
  14. Charging hydrogen car
    President Moon Jae-in talks with a fuel-cell electric vehicle (FCEV) taxi driver charging his Hyundai Motor Tucson FCEV at a charging station run by Air Liquide in downtown Paris, Monday. The FCEV taxi is operated by French startup STEP (Societe du Taxi Electrique Parisien), which runs 62 FCEV taxis. / Yonhap
    President Moon Jae-in talks with a fuel-cell electric vehicle (FCEV) taxi driver charging his Hyundai Motor Tucson FCEV at a charging station run by Air Liquide in downtown Paris, Monday. The FCEV taxi is operated by French startup STEP (Societe du Taxi Electrique Parisien), which runs 62 FCEV taxis. / Yonhap
  15. Collaboration with Porsche
    Models introduce Samsung Electronics' 109-inch “LED for Home” TV during the Porsche Experience at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia, Sunday. Samsung will display its large TVs during the event that runs through Oct. 17. / Courtesy of Samsung Electronics
    Models introduce Samsung Electronics' 109-inch “LED for Home” TV during the Porsche Experience at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia, Sunday. Samsung will display its large TVs during the event that runs through Oct. 17. / Courtesy of Samsung Electronics
  16. LG to take pre-orders for V40 ThinQ smartphone
    Models introduce LG Electronics' new flagship LG V40 ThinQ smartphone at a shop in Seoul in this company photo provided Sunday. LG said it would take pre-orders for the V40 for a week starting Oct. 17. / Courtesy of LG Electronics
    Models introduce LG Electronics' new flagship LG V40 ThinQ smartphone at a shop in Seoul in this company photo provided Sunday. LG said it would take pre-orders for the V40 for a week starting Oct. 17. / Courtesy of LG Electronics
  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