Thu, May 25, 2017 | 23:28
  1. Random candidacy
    Presidential contenders of the former ruling Liberal Korea Party hold letters that call for a fair primary during a party meeting at the 63 Building in Yeouido, Seoul, Friday. They are, from left, Cho Kyoung-tae, Won Yoo-chul, Shin Yong-han, Kim Jin-tae, Kim Jin, Kim Kwan-yong, Ahn Sang-soo, Rhee In-je, and Hong Joon-pyo. / Yonhap
    Presidential contenders of the former ruling Liberal Korea Party hold letters that call for a fair primary during a party meeting at the 63 Building in Yeouido, Seoul, Friday. They are, from left, Cho Kyoung-tae, Won Yoo-chul, Shin Yong-han, Kim Jin-tae, Kim Jin, Kim Kwan-yong, Ahn Sang-soo, Rhee In-je, and Hong Joon-pyo. / Yonhap
  2. President's tears
    President Moon Jae-in, left, and National Assembly Speaker Chung Sye-kyun wipe away tears with their handkerchiefs while listening to an emotional speech by Kim So-hyung, the daughter of one of the victims who died in the Gwangju Democratic Movement in 1980, during a ceremony commemorating the movement held at the the May 18th National Cemetery in Gwangju, Thursday. / Yonhap
    President Moon Jae-in, left, and National Assembly Speaker Chung Sye-kyun wipe away tears with their handkerchiefs while listening to an emotional speech by Kim So-hyung, the daughter of one of the victims who died in the Gwangju Democratic Movement in 1980, during a ceremony commemorating the movement held at the the May 18th National Cemetery in Gwangju, Thursday. / Yonhap
  3. First day
    Prime Minister Nominee Lee Nak-yon smiles while speaking to reporters at his temporary office located in the training institute of the Financial Supervisory Service in Jongno-gu, Seoul, Sunday. It was Lee’s first day at work since being nominated for the position, Wednesday. Lee resigned as South Jeolla Province governor immediately after his nomination. The National Assembly will hold a hearing soon to make a non-binding decision on whether to endorse Lee’s nomination. / Korea Times photo by Choi Won-suk
    Prime Minister Nominee Lee Nak-yon smiles while speaking to reporters at his temporary office located in the training institute of the Financial Supervisory Service in Jongno-gu, Seoul, Sunday. It was Lee’s first day at work since being nominated for the position, Wednesday. Lee resigned as South Jeolla Province governor immediately after his nomination. The National Assembly will hold a hearing soon to make a non-binding decision on whether to endorse Lee’s nomination. / Korea Times photo by Choi Won-suk
  4. Last day as governor
    South Jeolla Province Governor Lee Nak-yon controls his feelings while giving a speech during a farewell ceremony at the provincial office in Muan County, South Jeolla Province, Friday. He left the post as he was nominated as the Moon Jae-in administration’s first prime minister. / Yonhap
    South Jeolla Province Governor Lee Nak-yon controls his feelings while giving a speech during a farewell ceremony at the provincial office in Muan County, South Jeolla Province, Friday. He left the post as he was nominated as the Moon Jae-in administration’s first prime minister. / Yonhap
  5. Last day as PM
    Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn leaves a farewell ceremony at the Government Complex in central Seoul, Thursday. Hwang was appointed to the post in June 2015 and served as acting president for five months following the impeachment of former President Park Geun-hye on Dec. 9, 2016. / Korea Times photo by Choi Won-suk
    Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn leaves a farewell ceremony at the Government Complex in central Seoul, Thursday. Hwang was appointed to the post in June 2015 and served as acting president for five months following the impeachment of former President Park Geun-hye on Dec. 9, 2016. / Korea Times photo by Choi Won-suk
  6. Minor contender's appeal
    Bareun Party presidential candidate Yoo Seong-min speaks at a news conference at the party’s branch in Daegu, Sunday. He stressed he is the only person who can achieve the nation’s renovation, asking voters to harshly judge those who cling to old politics. / Yonhap
    Bareun Party presidential candidate Yoo Seong-min speaks at a news conference at the party’s branch in Daegu, Sunday. He stressed he is the only person who can achieve the nation’s renovation, asking voters to harshly judge those who cling to old politics. / Yonhap
  7. Lotte chairman honored
    Lotte Group Chairman Shin Dong-bin, right, poses at his home in Seoul with Spanish Ambassador to Korea Gonzalo Ortiz, after winning the Cross of Official of the Order Isabel La Catolica, Thursday. Shin received the award as he is expected to bolster economic ties between the two countries. / Yonhap
    Lotte Group Chairman Shin Dong-bin, right, poses at his home in Seoul with Spanish Ambassador to Korea Gonzalo Ortiz, after winning the Cross of Official of the Order Isabel La Catolica, Thursday. Shin received the award as he is expected to bolster economic ties between the two countries. / Yonhap
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Volunteer work
    Employees of Kwangdong Pharmaceutical pose after their volunteer work to repair rundown houses in Cheongbuk-eup, Pyeongtaek City, Gyeonggi Province, May 20. About 60 company workers and municipal officials participated in the activity as part of an effort to help the underprivileged in the rural community. / Courtesy of Kwangdong Pharmaceutical
    Employees of Kwangdong Pharmaceutical pose after their volunteer work to repair rundown houses in Cheongbuk-eup, Pyeongtaek City, Gyeonggi Province, May 20. About 60 company workers and municipal officials participated in the activity as part of an effort to help the underprivileged in the rural community. / Courtesy of Kwangdong Pharmaceutical
  13. GE in energy valley
    Korea Electric Power Corp. (KEPCO) CEO Cho Hwan-eik, fourth from left, attends a tape-cutting event with GE Energy Connections CEO Russell Stokes, fifth from left, and other guests during a ceremony to mark the opening of GE’s office in the Bitgaram Energy Valley in Naju, South Jeolla Province, Thursday. GE and KEPCO have agreed to jointly create an energy industry cluster in the southeastern part of Korea. / Courtesy of KEPCO
    Korea Electric Power Corp. (KEPCO) CEO Cho Hwan-eik, fourth from left, attends a tape-cutting event with GE Energy Connections CEO Russell Stokes, fifth from left, and other guests during a ceremony to mark the opening of GE’s office in the Bitgaram Energy Valley in Naju, South Jeolla Province, Thursday. GE and KEPCO have agreed to jointly create an energy industry cluster in the southeastern part of Korea. / Courtesy of KEPCO
  14. S-Oil offers donation
    S-Oil CEO Othman Al-Ghamdi, right, poses with Suh Sang-mok, chairman of the Korea National Council on Social Welfare, after giving a 330 million won ($292,000) donation to the charity at an S-Oil gas station on Yeouido, Wednesday. In cooperation with its gas stations, the refiner has been offering money and implementing volunteer programs for the underprivileged in various communities. / Courtesy of S-Oil 
    S-Oil CEO Othman Al-Ghamdi, right, poses with Suh Sang-mok, chairman of the Korea National Council on Social Welfare, after giving a 330 million won ($292,000) donation to the charity at an S-Oil gas station on Yeouido, Wednesday. In cooperation with its gas stations, the refiner has been offering money and implementing volunteer programs for the underprivileged in various communities. / Courtesy of S-Oil 
  15. Tefal's 20 years in Korea
    Models of Groupe SEB Korea, an agent for the Tefal brand here, promote the company’s signature frying pans at an event celebrating the local branch’s 20th anniversary in Seoul, Monday. The company is displaying its newly released kitchenware, vacuum cleaners and hairdryers Tuesday. / Yonhap
    Models of Groupe SEB Korea, an agent for the Tefal brand here, promote the company’s signature frying pans at an event celebrating the local branch’s 20th anniversary in Seoul, Monday. The company is displaying its newly released kitchenware, vacuum cleaners and hairdryers Tuesday. / Yonhap
  16. Playground for children with cancer
    Children with cancer play with Home plus eParan Foundation employees at a playground at the Korean Association for Children with Leukemia and Cancer (KACLC) in Seoul. Home plus said Monday that the company, KACLC and actor Kim Bo-sung donated money to build the playground for the children. / Courtesy of Home plus
    Children with cancer play with Home plus eParan Foundation employees at a playground at the Korean Association for Children with Leukemia and Cancer (KACLC) in Seoul. Home plus said Monday that the company, KACLC and actor Kim Bo-sung donated money to build the playground for the children. / Courtesy of Home plus
  17. Korean major leaguers in talk
    Los Angeles Dodgers' Ryu Hyun-jin, left, and St. Louis Cardinals’ Oh Seung-hwan talk prior to a baseball game in Los Angeles, Tuesday. / AP-Yonhap
    Los Angeles Dodgers' Ryu Hyun-jin, left, and St. Louis Cardinals’ Oh Seung-hwan talk prior to a baseball game in Los Angeles, Tuesday. / AP-Yonhap
  18. Park In-bee at Doosan Championship
    Park In-bee tees off during the Doosan Match Play Championship in the Korea Ladies Professional Golf Association (KLPGA) at Ladena Golf Club in Chuncheon, Gangwon Province, Wednesday. / Yonhap
    Park In-bee tees off during the Doosan Match Play Championship in the Korea Ladies Professional Golf Association (KLPGA) at Ladena Golf Club in Chuncheon, Gangwon Province, Wednesday. / Yonhap
  19. Oh Seung-hwan earns 9th save
    St. Louis Cardinals’ closer Oh Seung-hwan, left, and first baseman Matt Carpenter celebrate the Cardinals defeated the Miami Marlins 7-5 in Miami, Wednesday. / AP-Yonhap
    St. Louis Cardinals’ closer Oh Seung-hwan, left, and first baseman Matt Carpenter celebrate the Cardinals defeated the Miami Marlins 7-5 in Miami, Wednesday. / AP-Yonhap
  20. Retirement ceremony for former Bears' Hong Sung-heon
    Former Doosan Bears player Hong Sung-heon, second from left, poses with his family as he was honored in a pre-game ceremony at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, Sunday. After spending 17 years in the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) League as a catcher and a designated hitter, Hong retired last year. During his career, he played for the Doosan Bears (1999 to 2008 and 2013 to 2016) and the Lotte Giants (2009-2012) and recorded a batting average of .301 with 2,046 hits including 208 home runs in 1,957 games, and won the 1999 Rookie of the Year Award. / Yonhap
    Former Doosan Bears player Hong Sung-heon, second from left, poses with his family as he was honored in a pre-game ceremony at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, Sunday. After spending 17 years in the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) League as a catcher and a designated hitter, Hong retired last year. During his career, he played for the Doosan Bears (1999 to 2008 and 2013 to 2016) and the Lotte Giants (2009-2012) and recorded a batting average of .301 with 2,046 hits including 208 home runs in 1,957 games, and won the 1999 Rookie of the Year Award. / Yonhap
  21. 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
  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