Tue, December 11, 2018 | 18:39
  1. Christmas
    People walk by a reindeer and Santa Claus at a theme park in Cheongdo County, North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea, in celebration of Christmas, Sunday. / Yonhap
    People walk by a reindeer and Santa Claus at a theme park in Cheongdo County, North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea, in celebration of Christmas, Sunday. / Yonhap
  2. Starting Kuwait airport operation
    Incheon International Airport Corp. (IIAC) CEO Chung Il-young, right, along with Al-Salem Al-Homoud Al-Sabah, center, general directorate of Kuwait Civil Aviation, and Yousef Al-Jassem, chairman of Kuwait Airways, takes part in the ribbon cutting ceremony for the grand opening of Terminal 4 at the Kuwait International Airport, Sunday. The IIAC will manage and operate the airport. / Courtesy of IIAC
    Incheon International Airport Corp. (IIAC) CEO Chung Il-young, right, along with Al-Salem Al-Homoud Al-Sabah, center, general directorate of Kuwait Civil Aviation, and Yousef Al-Jassem, chairman of Kuwait Airways, takes part in the ribbon cutting ceremony for the grand opening of Terminal 4 at the Kuwait International Airport, Sunday. The IIAC will manage and operate the airport. / Courtesy of IIAC
  3. Frozen water meters
    Water gauges are frozen and ruptured at a branch of Seoul City's Office of Waterworks, as temperatures in the capital fell to minus 11 degrees Celsius, Sunday. The office received more than 100 reports of water gauges bursting since Friday. The cold spell will continue until Monday morning with Seoul reaching minus 7 degrees, but will rise above freezing in the afternoon, according to the Korean Meteorological Administration. / Korea Times photo by Ko Young-kwon
    Water gauges are frozen and ruptured at a branch of Seoul City's Office of Waterworks, as temperatures in the capital fell to minus 11 degrees Celsius, Sunday. The office received more than 100 reports of water gauges bursting since Friday. The cold spell will continue until Monday morning with Seoul reaching minus 7 degrees, but will rise above freezing in the afternoon, according to the Korean Meteorological Administration. / Korea Times photo by Ko Young-kwon
  4. Cold snap
    Icicles are formed on rocks alongside a road in Gangneung, Gangwon Province, Friday, as this year's strongest cold wave swept the country. Seoul's temperatures are forecast to dip to 10 degrees Celsius below zero over the weekend. Yonhap
    Icicles are formed on rocks alongside a road in Gangneung, Gangwon Province, Friday, as this year's strongest cold wave swept the country. Seoul's temperatures are forecast to dip to 10 degrees Celsius below zero over the weekend. Yonhap
  5. The Korea Times reunion
    President and Publisher of The Korea Times Lee Byeong-eon, third from right in front row, poses with former Korea Times journalists during a year-end dinner in Seoul, Thursday. Korea Times photo by Kim Hyun-bin
    President and Publisher of The Korea Times Lee Byeong-eon, third from right in front row, poses with former Korea Times journalists during a year-end dinner in Seoul, Thursday. Korea Times photo by Kim Hyun-bin
  6. Another former comfort woman dies
    A portrait of Kim Soon-ok, a former comfort woman, is set up in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, Wednesday, after the 94 year-old passed away earlier in the day. Historians say as many as 200,000 women, most of them Korean, were forced to work in Japan's military brothels before and during World War II. Currently, only 26 out of 240 who officially registered with the Korean government are still alive. / Yonhap
    A portrait of Kim Soon-ok, a former comfort woman, is set up in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, Wednesday, after the 94 year-old passed away earlier in the day. Historians say as many as 200,000 women, most of them Korean, were forced to work in Japan's military brothels before and during World War II. Currently, only 26 out of 240 who officially registered with the Korean government are still alive. / Yonhap
  7. Time for demonstration
    Shinhan Financial Group Chairman Cho Yong-byoung stands center stage as he introduces Shinhan Future's Lab Runway 2018 in Seoul, Dec. 10. Twenty-one fintech startups presented and demonstrated their products and services to global venture capitalists at the event. Courtesy of Shinhan Financial Group
    Shinhan Financial Group Chairman Cho Yong-byoung stands center stage as he introduces Shinhan Future's Lab Runway 2018 in Seoul, Dec. 10. Twenty-one fintech startups presented and demonstrated their products and services to global venture capitalists at the event. Courtesy of Shinhan Financial Group
  8. Boosting military morale
    Financial Services Commission Chairman Choi Jong-ku, fifth from left, poses with senior Air Force officers at the Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance headquarters in Busan, Dec. 10. Courtesy of Financial Services Commission
    Financial Services Commission Chairman Choi Jong-ku, fifth from left, poses with senior Air Force officers at the Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance headquarters in Busan, Dec. 10. Courtesy of Financial Services Commission
  9. Let musical begin
    Children in traditional costumes form a heart shape with their fingers at an event celebrating the opening of a small musical theater inside an elementary school in Uijeongbu, Gyeonggi Province, Monday. KB Kookmin Bank and the nonprofit Korean Open Doctors Society helped build the theater for children interested in performing in musicals. Courtesy of KB Kookmin Bank
    Children in traditional costumes form a heart shape with their fingers at an event celebrating the opening of a small musical theater inside an elementary school in Uijeongbu, Gyeonggi Province, Monday. KB Kookmin Bank and the nonprofit Korean Open Doctors Society helped build the theater for children interested in performing in musicals. Courtesy of KB Kookmin Bank
  10. Winter FX festival
    An official from KEB Hana Bank holds a sign promoting the Winter Foreign Exchange Festival in this photo provided by the lender, Sunday. Under the event, those who use a currency exchange wallet service at Hana Members' app for the first time will get an exchange rate up to 90 percent favorable. Courtesy of KEB Hana Bank
    An official from KEB Hana Bank holds a sign promoting the Winter Foreign Exchange Festival in this photo provided by the lender, Sunday. Under the event, those who use a currency exchange wallet service at Hana Members' app for the first time will get an exchange rate up to 90 percent favorable. Courtesy of KEB Hana Bank
  11. Shinhan with future startup talent
    Shinhan Bank Executive Vice President Kim Sung-woo, left, holds a placard with Cho Hana, a winner of this year's Shinhan Digital Life School award, during a project completion ceremony at the Shinhan DoDream Space Center in Seoul, Friday. The Shinhan Digital Life School is the lender's incubator project to help talented young Koreans with their startups. / Courtesy of Shinhan Bank
    Shinhan Bank Executive Vice President Kim Sung-woo, left, holds a placard with Cho Hana, a winner of this year's Shinhan Digital Life School award, during a project completion ceremony at the Shinhan DoDream Space Center in Seoul, Friday. The Shinhan Digital Life School is the lender's incubator project to help talented young Koreans with their startups. / Courtesy of Shinhan Bank
  12. To help children in need
    Starbucks Coffee Korea CEO Lee Seock-koo, fifth from right in front row, poses for a photo with ChildFund Korea President Lee Je-hoon and children in front of a Starbucks store in Seoul, Tuesday, after donating 471 million won ($417,000) to the charitable organization as part of the Santa Barista Fund Raising Campaign. / Yonhap
    Starbucks Coffee Korea CEO Lee Seock-koo, fifth from right in front row, poses for a photo with ChildFund Korea President Lee Je-hoon and children in front of a Starbucks store in Seoul, Tuesday, after donating 471 million won ($417,000) to the charitable organization as part of the Santa Barista Fund Raising Campaign. / Yonhap
  13. Palisade flagship SUV
    Models pose with the Hyundai Motor Palisade flagship SUV during a launch event at M&C Works Studio in Yongin, Gyeonggi Province, Tuesday. The SUV features a huge interior and multi-terrain control which enables stable driving on any road surface. The carmaker said it has received 20,506 pre-orders for the vehicle over the past 10 days. / Courtesy of Hyundai Motor
    Models pose with the Hyundai Motor Palisade flagship SUV during a launch event at M&C Works Studio in Yongin, Gyeonggi Province, Tuesday. The SUV features a huge interior and multi-terrain control which enables stable driving on any road surface. The carmaker said it has received 20,506 pre-orders for the vehicle over the past 10 days. / Courtesy of Hyundai Motor
  14. Solar farm for Myanmar
    POSCO Daewoo CEO Kim Young-sang, right, poses with Myanmar's Minister of Electricity and Energy U Win Khaing, center, and Rakhine State Governor U Nyi Pu, during a groundbreaking ceremony for a solar farm on Manaung Island in the state, Sunday. POSCO Daewoo will build a solar farm and an energy storage system capable of producing electricity for 1,000 households on the island for free. / Courtesy of POSCO Daewoo
    POSCO Daewoo CEO Kim Young-sang, right, poses with Myanmar's Minister of Electricity and Energy U Win Khaing, center, and Rakhine State Governor U Nyi Pu, during a groundbreaking ceremony for a solar farm on Manaung Island in the state, Sunday. POSCO Daewoo will build a solar farm and an energy storage system capable of producing electricity for 1,000 households on the island for free. / Courtesy of POSCO Daewoo
  15. Groundbreaking ceremony
    Lotte Chairman Shin Dong-bin, third from left, shovels dirt over a banner at the groundbreaking ceremony for Lotte Chemical's petrochemical complex in Banten, Indonesia, Friday. The construction of the integrated petrochemical facility had been suspended due to his absence. / Courtesy of Lotte
    Lotte Chairman Shin Dong-bin, third from left, shovels dirt over a banner at the groundbreaking ceremony for Lotte Chemical's petrochemical complex in Banten, Indonesia, Friday. The construction of the integrated petrochemical facility had been suspended due to his absence. / Courtesy of Lotte
  16. KT's closed cafeteria
    A temporary closure notice is hung from the ceiling of the cafeteria at KT headquarters in Gwanghwamun, central Seoul, Thursday. KT will close the cafeteria until Dec. 28 to encourage its employees to use nearby small restaurants that suffered losses due to a communications blackout following a fire in one of the company's cable tunnels in Ahyeon-dong, western Seoul, Nov. 25. / Yonhap
    A temporary closure notice is hung from the ceiling of the cafeteria at KT headquarters in Gwanghwamun, central Seoul, Thursday. KT will close the cafeteria until Dec. 28 to encourage its employees to use nearby small restaurants that suffered losses due to a communications blackout following a fire in one of the company's cable tunnels in Ahyeon-dong, western Seoul, Nov. 25. / Yonhap
  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