Wed, October 17, 2018 | 22:42
  1. Without straws
    Models promote lids, which were specially designed for customers to drink cold beverages without straws, at an Angel-in-us Coffee shop in downtown Seoul, Wednesday. The domestic coffee shop chain will introduce the lids to its stores nationwide starting Monday to reduce use of plastic straws. / Yonhap
    Models promote lids, which were specially designed for customers to drink cold beverages without straws, at an Angel-in-us Coffee shop in downtown Seoul, Wednesday. The domestic coffee shop chain will introduce the lids to its stores nationwide starting Monday to reduce use of plastic straws. / Yonhap
  2. Sad return
    Family members of the deceased Lee Jae-hun, who died while mountaineering in the Himalayas, wail while holding the coffin of Lee, as his body is carried out of Incheon International Airport's cargo terminal, Wednesday morning. Lee and other four climbers, including leader Kim Chang-ho, were found dead Saturday near a base camp on Mount Gurja in western Nepal, after a strong wind swept the region. A joint funeral will be held at the University of Seoul at 2 p.m. on Friday. /Korea Times photo by Seo Jae-hoon
    Family members of the deceased Lee Jae-hun, who died while mountaineering in the Himalayas, wail while holding the coffin of Lee, as his body is carried out of Incheon International Airport's cargo terminal, Wednesday morning. Lee and other four climbers, including leader Kim Chang-ho, were found dead Saturday near a base camp on Mount Gurja in western Nepal, after a strong wind swept the region. A joint funeral will be held at the University of Seoul at 2 p.m. on Friday. /Korea Times photo by Seo Jae-hoon
  3. Free flu shots
    Medical volunteers offer free flu shots to disadvantaged elderly, including the homeless and those living alone in poverty, at a shelter soup kitchen near Seoul Station, Tuesday. October is the month for getting flu shots to ward off colds during the winter. / Yonhap
    Medical volunteers offer free flu shots to disadvantaged elderly, including the homeless and those living alone in poverty, at a shelter soup kitchen near Seoul Station, Tuesday. October is the month for getting flu shots to ward off colds during the winter. / Yonhap
  4. 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
  5. '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
  6. 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
  7. For startups
    Woori Bank CEO Sohn Tae-seung, front row fourth from right, raises his fist with members of Korea Startup Forum, a private consultative body representing over 500 startup companies in Korea, at the bank's headquarters in Seoul, Tuesday, after signing a memorandum of understanding to seek cooperation in joint projects and financial support. Courtesy of Woori Bank
    Woori Bank CEO Sohn Tae-seung, front row fourth from right, raises his fist with members of Korea Startup Forum, a private consultative body representing over 500 startup companies in Korea, at the bank's headquarters in Seoul, Tuesday, after signing a memorandum of understanding to seek cooperation in joint projects and financial support. Courtesy of Woori Bank
  8. 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
  9. Customers' favorite securities firm
    NH Investment and Securities CEO Jeong Young-chae, right, holds an award with Korea Management Association Consulting (KMAC) Vice President Han Soo-hee at a ceremony held in the former's head office on Yeouido, Seoul, Monday. NH topped the 2018 Korean Customer Satisfaction Index for security firms in a survey commissioned by the KMAC. Courtesy of NH Investment and Securities
    NH Investment and Securities CEO Jeong Young-chae, right, holds an award with Korea Management Association Consulting (KMAC) Vice President Han Soo-hee at a ceremony held in the former's head office on Yeouido, Seoul, Monday. NH topped the 2018 Korean Customer Satisfaction Index for security firms in a survey commissioned by the KMAC. Courtesy of NH Investment and Securities
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. MOU for hydrogen cars
    Hyundai Motor President Chung Jin-haeng, left, poses with Engie Renewable Hydrogen Unit CEO Michele Azalbert, center, and Air Liquide Hydrogen Energy World Unit Vice President Pierre-Etienne Franc after they signed an MOU in Paris, Tuesday (local time). They agreed to expand the hydrogen car infrastructure in France, with the carmaker planning to export 5,000 fuel-cell electric vehicles to the country by 2025. / Courtesy of Hyundai Motor
    Hyundai Motor President Chung Jin-haeng, left, poses with Engie Renewable Hydrogen Unit CEO Michele Azalbert, center, and Air Liquide Hydrogen Energy World Unit Vice President Pierre-Etienne Franc after they signed an MOU in Paris, Tuesday (local time). They agreed to expand the hydrogen car infrastructure in France, with the carmaker planning to export 5,000 fuel-cell electric vehicles to the country by 2025. / Courtesy of Hyundai Motor
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  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