Mon, April 24, 2017 | 22:21
  1. Fine dust blanket
    A veil of fine dust hangs in the sky near Hwangnyeong Mountain in Busan, Monday. The Korea Meteorological Administration reported a high level of fine dust particles covered the entire country. / Korea Times photo by Jeon Hye-won
    A veil of fine dust hangs in the sky near Hwangnyeong Mountain in Busan, Monday. The Korea Meteorological Administration reported a high level of fine dust particles covered the entire country. / Korea Times photo by Jeon Hye-won
  2. Ex-president's new house
    A house, which former President Park Geun-hye purchased before her arrest, is seen in Naegok-dong, southern Seoul, Sunday. Park had sold her private residence in Samseong-dong and bought this house in a quieter area after Samseong-dong residents complained about her hardcore supporters’ noisy rallies in the densely populated neighborhood. / Yonhap
    A house, which former President Park Geun-hye purchased before her arrest, is seen in Naegok-dong, southern Seoul, Sunday. Park had sold her private residence in Samseong-dong and bought this house in a quieter area after Samseong-dong residents complained about her hardcore supporters’ noisy rallies in the densely populated neighborhood. / Yonhap
  3. Candidates hold second televised debate
    The five main presidential candidates hold hands ahead of their second televised debate at the KBS Hall on Yeouido, Seoul, Wednesday. They held the debate in an unprecedented format _ standing without any scripts _ for two hours. From left, they are Sim Sang-jung of the Justice Party, Hong Joon-pyo of the Liberty Korea Party, Yoo Seong-min of the Bareun Party, Moon Jae-in of the Democratic Party of Korea and Ahn Cheol-soo of the People’s Party. / Joint Press Corps
    The five main presidential candidates hold hands ahead of their second televised debate at the KBS Hall on Yeouido, Seoul, Wednesday. They held the debate in an unprecedented format _ standing without any scripts _ for two hours. From left, they are Sim Sang-jung of the Justice Party, Hong Joon-pyo of the Liberty Korea Party, Yoo Seong-min of the Bareun Party, Moon Jae-in of the Democratic Party of Korea and Ahn Cheol-soo of the People’s Party. / Joint Press Corps
  4. Foreign minister in AMCHAM meeting
    Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se, fourth from right, poses with James Kim, fourth from left, chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in Korea (AMCHAM) and CEO of GM Korea, during the chamber’s general membership meeting at the Four Seasons Hotel Seoul, Friday. The participants are, from left, David Gossack, minister-counselor for commercial affairs at the U.S. Embassy; Jina Hwang, vice president of GM Korea; Marc Knapper, charge d’affaires ad interim at the embassy; Kim; Yun; Jeffrey Jones, chairman of the Partners for the Future Foundation; David Ruch, country manager of United Airlines in Korea; and Oak-yeon Kim, managing director of Janssen Korea. / Courtesy of AMCHAM Korea
    Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se, fourth from right, poses with James Kim, fourth from left, chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in Korea (AMCHAM) and CEO of GM Korea, during the chamber’s general membership meeting at the Four Seasons Hotel Seoul, Friday. The participants are, from left, David Gossack, minister-counselor for commercial affairs at the U.S. Embassy; Jina Hwang, vice president of GM Korea; Marc Knapper, charge d’affaires ad interim at the embassy; Kim; Yun; Jeffrey Jones, chairman of the Partners for the Future Foundation; David Ruch, country manager of United Airlines in Korea; and Oak-yeon Kim, managing director of Janssen Korea. / Courtesy of AMCHAM Korea
  5. Third anniversary of sinking of ferry Sewol
    Presidential candidates hold hands during a ceremony at a memorial altar in Ansan, Gyeonggi Province, Sunday to mark the third anniversary of the sinking of the ferry Sewol. From left are Ahn Cheol-soo of the People’s Party; Moon Jae-in of the Democratic Party of Korea; Chun Myeong-seon, head of a group representing the family members of the victims; Sim Sang-jung of the Justice Party; and Yoo Seong-min of the Bareun Party. / Yonhap
    Presidential candidates hold hands during a ceremony at a memorial altar in Ansan, Gyeonggi Province, Sunday to mark the third anniversary of the sinking of the ferry Sewol. From left are Ahn Cheol-soo of the People’s Party; Moon Jae-in of the Democratic Party of Korea; Chun Myeong-seon, head of a group representing the family members of the victims; Sim Sang-jung of the Justice Party; and Yoo Seong-min of the Bareun Party. / Yonhap
  6. Marine Corps change of command
    Lt. Gen. Jun Jin-goo, left, new commander of the ROK Marine Corps, and his predecessor, Lee Sang-hoon, review the troops during a change of command ceremony at the headquarters of the Corps in Hwaseong, Gyeonggi Province, Thursday. He urged his unit to maintain full readiness against North Korea’s provocations. / Yonhap
    Lt. Gen. Jun Jin-goo, left, new commander of the ROK Marine Corps, and his predecessor, Lee Sang-hoon, review the troops during a change of command ceremony at the headquarters of the Corps in Hwaseong, Gyeonggi Province, Thursday. He urged his unit to maintain full readiness against North Korea’s provocations. / Yonhap
  7. Sponsoring orchestra of disabled youths
    S-Oil President Ryu Yul, left, poses with Heart to Heart Foundation Chairman Kim Young-joo, right, after donating 100 million won ($88,000) to the charity’s orchestra at the oil refiner’s office in Seoul, Thursday. S-Oil has been sponsoring the Heart to Heart Orchestra made up of disabled youths since 2009. / Courtesy of S-Oil
    S-Oil President Ryu Yul, left, poses with Heart to Heart Foundation Chairman Kim Young-joo, right, after donating 100 million won ($88,000) to the charity’s orchestra at the oil refiner’s office in Seoul, Thursday. S-Oil has been sponsoring the Heart to Heart Orchestra made up of disabled youths since 2009. / Courtesy of S-Oil
  8. ING Life's IPO
    ING Life Korea CEO Cheong Mun-kuk speaks during a press conference on the firm’s initial public offering plans at the Conrad Seoul hotel in Yeouido, Seoul, Thursday. The company will offer 33.5 million old shares at a price range of 31,500 won to 40,000 won and seeks to be listed on the main KOSPI market in May. / Yonhap
    ING Life Korea CEO Cheong Mun-kuk speaks during a press conference on the firm’s initial public offering plans at the Conrad Seoul hotel in Yeouido, Seoul, Thursday. The company will offer 33.5 million old shares at a price range of 31,500 won to 40,000 won and seeks to be listed on the main KOSPI market in May. / Yonhap
  9. New spoons
    Employees of Living Hankook, a tableware and kitchenware maker, show the company’s new teaspoons and forks under the Allo brand at an exhibition in Seoul, Friday. / Yonhap
    Employees of Living Hankook, a tableware and kitchenware maker, show the company’s new teaspoons and forks under the Allo brand at an exhibition in Seoul, Friday. / Yonhap
  10. Preventing disease in plants
    Korea Forest Service (KFS) Deputy Minister Kim Yong-ha, left, inspects the agency’s pest control operations at a field test lab in Gapyeong County, Gyeonggi Province, Friday. Spring is around the corner, and the KFS is preparing to combat plant-borne diseases. / Courtesy of Korea Forest Service
    Korea Forest Service (KFS) Deputy Minister Kim Yong-ha, left, inspects the agency’s pest control operations at a field test lab in Gapyeong County, Gyeonggi Province, Friday. Spring is around the corner, and the KFS is preparing to combat plant-borne diseases. / Courtesy of Korea Forest Service
  11. New Shinhan Chairman
    Shinhan Financial Group Chairman Cho Yong-byoung, left, holds the group’s flag with his predecessor Han Dong-woo during Cho’s inauguration ceremony at the group’s headquarters in Jung-gu, Seoul, Thursday. The group said its board members held a meeting to appoint Cho to lead the group for the next three years. / Yonhap
    Shinhan Financial Group Chairman Cho Yong-byoung, left, holds the group’s flag with his predecessor Han Dong-woo during Cho’s inauguration ceremony at the group’s headquarters in Jung-gu, Seoul, Thursday. The group said its board members held a meeting to appoint Cho to lead the group for the next three years. / Yonhap
  12. For health of tobacco farmers
    KT&G Executive Managing Director Kim Young-ki, center, poses with Korea Tobacco Growers Organization Chairman Kim Sam-soo, left, and Tobacco Production Stabilizing Foundation General Manager Baek Jong-man at the firm’s training center in Suanbo, North Chungcheong Province, Friday. The tobacco manufacturer donated 400 million won ($353,000) for around 1,100 low-income local tobacco farmers to financially sponsor their medical checkups and children’s education. / Courtesy of KT&G
    KT&G Executive Managing Director Kim Young-ki, center, poses with Korea Tobacco Growers Organization Chairman Kim Sam-soo, left, and Tobacco Production Stabilizing Foundation General Manager Baek Jong-man at the firm’s training center in Suanbo, North Chungcheong Province, Friday. The tobacco manufacturer donated 400 million won ($353,000) for around 1,100 low-income local tobacco farmers to financially sponsor their medical checkups and children’s education. / Courtesy of KT&G
  13. Aiming high
    Participants warm up for the Sky Run, an international vertical marathon held Sunday at Lotte World Tower in Seoul. Competitors raced up 2,917 stairs to reach the observation deck of the 123-story skyscraper. / Yonhap
    Participants warm up for the Sky Run, an international vertical marathon held Sunday at Lotte World Tower in Seoul. Competitors raced up 2,917 stairs to reach the observation deck of the 123-story skyscraper. / Yonhap
  14. LG G6 to hit Europe
    Customers take a selfie with LG Electronics’ G6 smartphone at the Marienplatz central square in Munich, Germany, Thursday. The company said its latest handset will be go on sale in major European markets next week. / Courtesy of LG Electronics 
    Customers take a selfie with LG Electronics’ G6 smartphone at the Marienplatz central square in Munich, Germany, Thursday. The company said its latest handset will be go on sale in major European markets next week. / Courtesy of LG Electronics 
  15. Sponsoring orchestra of disabled youths
    S-Oil President Ryu Yul, left, poses with Heart to Heart Foundation Chairman Kim Young-joo, right, after donating 100 million won ($88,000) to the charity’s orchestra at the oil refiner’s office in Seoul, Thursday. S-Oil has been sponsoring the Heart to Heart Orchestra made up of disabled youths since 2009. / Courtesy of S-Oil
    S-Oil President Ryu Yul, left, poses with Heart to Heart Foundation Chairman Kim Young-joo, right, after donating 100 million won ($88,000) to the charity’s orchestra at the oil refiner’s office in Seoul, Thursday. S-Oil has been sponsoring the Heart to Heart Orchestra made up of disabled youths since 2009. / Courtesy of S-Oil
  16. Baseball & wine
    A Lotte Mart model demonstrates wine with a baseball picture at the discount chain’s outlet in Seoul, Tuesday. Lotte said that the wines imported from Spain will be available in 30 Lotte Mart outlets throughout this month. / Courtesy of Lotte Mart
    A Lotte Mart model demonstrates wine with a baseball picture at the discount chain’s outlet in Seoul, Tuesday. Lotte said that the wines imported from Spain will be available in 30 Lotte Mart outlets throughout this month. / Courtesy of Lotte Mart
  17. 464th Turtle Marathon
    The Hankook Ilbo, the sister paper of The Korea Times, hosted the 464th Turtle Marathon in Namsan Park, Saturday. Hankook Ilbo President Lee Jun-hee is seen in the center. Participants included former Miss Korea Jang Eun-jin and Soonsoo Education CEO Gu Geun-hoe. Korea Times photo by Shin Sang-soon
    The Hankook Ilbo, the sister paper of The Korea Times, hosted the 464th Turtle Marathon in Namsan Park, Saturday. Hankook Ilbo President Lee Jun-hee is seen in the center. Participants included former Miss Korea Jang Eun-jin and Soonsoo Education CEO Gu Geun-hoe. Korea Times photo by Shin Sang-soon
  18. Medal for Samcheok bike festival
    Samcheok City and Trek Bicycle Korea unveiled medals that will be awarded at the Around Samcheok 2017 Trek Ride Fest, Tuesday. The organizers said the medal features cycling legend Jens Voigt and the course of the bike festival on its reverse side. The non-competitive bike festival will take place in Samcheok, some 290 kilometers east of Seoul, April 22 and 23. / Courtesy of Emerson K Partners
    Samcheok City and Trek Bicycle Korea unveiled medals that will be awarded at the Around Samcheok 2017 Trek Ride Fest, Tuesday. The organizers said the medal features cycling legend Jens Voigt and the course of the bike festival on its reverse side. The non-competitive bike festival will take place in Samcheok, some 290 kilometers east of Seoul, April 22 and 23. / Courtesy of Emerson K Partners
  19. Nat'l baseball team jerseys unveiled
    The Korean national baseball team unveiled uniforms for its players at the upcoming World Baseball Classic (WBC) on Friday. / Yonhap
    The Korean national baseball team unveiled uniforms for its players at the upcoming World Baseball Classic (WBC) on Friday. / Yonhap
  20. Hotspurs' Son Heung-min vies for ball
    Middlesbrough’s English defender Calum Chambers, left, vies with Tottenham Hotspur’s South Korean striker Son Heung-min during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Middlesbrough at White Hart Lane in London, Saturday. Tottenham beat Middlesbrough 1-0. / AFP-Yonhap
    Middlesbrough’s English defender Calum Chambers, left, vies with Tottenham Hotspur’s South Korean striker Son Heung-min during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Middlesbrough at White Hart Lane in London, Saturday. Tottenham beat Middlesbrough 1-0. / AFP-Yonhap
  21. Skiing uphill
    U.S. skier, Sophie Caldwell, competes in the first round of the women’s sprint in the FIS Cross-Country World Cup, held at the Alpensia Cross-Country Skiing Center in the eastern city of Pyeongchang, Saturday. The international competition will continue until Feb. 5./ Yonhap 
    U.S. skier, Sophie Caldwell, competes in the first round of the women’s sprint in the FIS Cross-Country World Cup, held at the Alpensia Cross-Country Skiing Center in the eastern city of Pyeongchang, Saturday. The international competition will continue until Feb. 5./ Yonhap 
  22. CQ forum on future of translation
    Simon Lee, CEO of Flitto, gave a lecture on the future of translation using mobile platform and web online at the Korea CQ forum hosted by Corea Image Communication Institute at Flitto building in Samseong-dong, Seoul, Tuesday. Participants included Chevron Korea Chairman Bill Miner, left in the back row, Turkish Ambassador to Korea Arslan Hakan Okcal, third from left in the back row, Lee, fourth from left in the back row and The Korea Times CEO Lee Chang-sup, right in the back row. CICI President Choi Jung-wha is seen fourth from left in the front row. / Courtesy of CICI
    Simon Lee, CEO of Flitto, gave a lecture on the future of translation using mobile platform and web online at the Korea CQ forum hosted by Corea Image Communication Institute at Flitto building in Samseong-dong, Seoul, Tuesday. Participants included Chevron Korea Chairman Bill Miner, left in the back row, Turkish Ambassador to Korea Arslan Hakan Okcal, third from left in the back row, Lee, fourth from left in the back row and The Korea Times CEO Lee Chang-sup, right in the back row. CICI President Choi Jung-wha is seen fourth from left in the front row. / Courtesy of CICI
  23. 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
  24. 'Go Red For Women Red Dress'
    Celebrity models stand on the runway at the conclusion of the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women Red Dress Collection 2017 fashion show presented by Macy’s in New York, Thursday. / UPI-Yonhap
    Celebrity models stand on the runway at the conclusion of the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women Red Dress Collection 2017 fashion show presented by Macy’s in New York, Thursday. / UPI-Yonhap
  25. Top chefs
    Mathew Peters of the United States, right, celebrates on the podium after winning the Bocuse d’Or trophy Wednesday in Lyon, central France, ahead of Christopher William Davidsen of Norway, who finished second. The contest, a world cup of cuisine, was started in 1987 by chef Paul Bocuse from Lyon to reward talented young chefs around the world. / AP-Yonhap
    Mathew Peters of the United States, right, celebrates on the podium after winning the Bocuse d’Or trophy Wednesday in Lyon, central France, ahead of Christopher William Davidsen of Norway, who finished second. The contest, a world cup of cuisine, was started in 1987 by chef Paul Bocuse from Lyon to reward talented young chefs around the world. / AP-Yonhap
  26. German Ice Carnival
    Disguised people celebrate in the frozen lake Orankesee during a so called “Ice Carnival” event from winter swimming clubs in Berlin, Saturday. / AP-Yonhap
    Disguised people celebrate in the frozen lake Orankesee during a so called “Ice Carnival” event from winter swimming clubs in Berlin, Saturday. / AP-Yonhap
  27. Actress Song at London Fashion Week
    Actress Song Hye-kyo poses for photographers at Burberrys Autumn/Winter 2017 fashion show, part of London Fashion Week in London, Monday. / AP-Yonhap
    Actress Song Hye-kyo poses for photographers at Burberrys Autumn/Winter 2017 fashion show, part of London Fashion Week in London, Monday. / AP-Yonhap
  28. New 'Star Wars' film
    British director Gareth Edwards, right, stands with Mexican actor Diego Luna, left, and British actress Felicity Jones during a press conference for the film “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” in Tokyo, Wednesday. The film will be released in movie theaters across Japan, Dec. 16. / EPA-Yonhap
    British director Gareth Edwards, right, stands with Mexican actor Diego Luna, left, and British actress Felicity Jones during a press conference for the film “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” in Tokyo, Wednesday. The film will be released in movie theaters across Japan, Dec. 16. / EPA-Yonhap
  29. Chan gets honorary Oscar
    Actor Jackie Chan arrives at the 8th Annual Governors Awards in Los Angeles, Calif., Saturday. Chan received an honorary Oscar along with film editor Anne V. Coates, casting director Lynn Stalmaster and documentarian Frederick Wiseman. Honorary Oscars used to be presented during the annual Academy Awards ceremony. Establishing the untelevised Governors Awards ceremony has allowed for more comprehensive presentations and more diverse recipients. / Reuters-Yonhap
    Actor Jackie Chan arrives at the 8th Annual Governors Awards in Los Angeles, Calif., Saturday. Chan received an honorary Oscar along with film editor Anne V. Coates, casting director Lynn Stalmaster and documentarian Frederick Wiseman. Honorary Oscars used to be presented during the annual Academy Awards ceremony. Establishing the untelevised Governors Awards ceremony has allowed for more comprehensive presentations and more diverse recipients. / Reuters-Yonhap
  30. Kim Bomsori at Wieniawski competition
    Korean violinist Kim Bomsori performs on stage at the Adam Mickiewicz University, during the fourth competition auditions of the 15th InternationalHenryk Wieniawski Violin Competition in Poznan, Poland, Friday. Kim won the second prize. / EPA-Yonhap
    Korean violinist Kim Bomsori performs on stage at the Adam Mickiewicz University, during the fourth competition auditions of the 15th InternationalHenryk Wieniawski Violin Competition in Poznan, Poland, Friday. Kim won the second prize. / EPA-Yonhap