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  1. Pre-concert excitement heats annual Korea Times festival [PHOTOS]
    (From left) German Ambassador to South Korea Stephan Auer, his wife and Swedish Ambassador to South Korea Jakob Hallgren talk before the 14th annual spring concert hosted by The Korea Times begins at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in Jongno-gu, Seoul, Feb. 21. Korea Times photo by Choi Won-sukFilipino Ambassador to South Korea Raul Hernandez, left, and Turkish Ambassador to South Korea Ersin Ercin visited the 14th annual spring concert hosted by The Korea Times at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in Jongno-gu, Seoul, Feb. 21. Korea Times photo by Choi Won-sukMexican Ambassador to South Korea Bruno Figueroa Fischer speaks to a reporter from The Korea Times at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in Jongno-gu, Seoul, Feb. 21, where he attended the 14th annual spring concert hosted by the English daily. Korea Times photo by Choi Won-sukVisitors to the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in Jongno-gu, Seoul, wait for the start of the 14th annual spring concert hosted by The Korea Times, Feb 21, in front of the event banner next to the ticket booth. Korea Times photo by Choi Won-sukPeople wait to enter the Grand Hall of the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in Jongno-gu, Seoul, prior to the start of the 14th annual spring concert hosted by The Korea Times, Feb. 21. Korea Times photo by Choi Won-sukVisitors to the 14th annual spring concert hosted by The Korea Times at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in Jongno-gu, Seoul, Feb. 21, ranged from out-of-towners to children with their parents. Korea Times photo by Choi Won-sukHonorees from the 2018 Miss Korea pageant hosted by Hankook Ilbo are seated together in the Grand Hall of the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in Jongno-gu, Seoul, Feb. 21, before the start of the 14th annual spring concert hosted by The Korea Times. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulThe Sejong Center for the Performing Arts CEO Kim Sung-kyu and his wife, center, and honorees from the 2018 Miss Korea pageant run by the Hankook Ilbo pose in front of the event banner for the 14th annual spring concert hosted by The Korea Times, Feb. 21. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulAudience members take their seats in the Grand Hall of the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in Jongno-gu, Seoul, Feb. 21, just before the start of the 14th annual spring concert hosted by The Korea Times. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
    (From left) German Ambassador to South Korea Stephan Auer, his wife and Swedish Ambassador to South Korea Jakob Hallgren talk before the 14th annual spring concert hosted by The Korea Times begins at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in Jongno-gu, Seoul, Feb. 21. Korea Times photo by Choi Won-sukFilipino Ambassador to South Korea Raul Hernandez, left, and Turkish Ambassador to South Korea Ersin Ercin visited the 14th annual spring concert hosted by The Korea Times at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in Jongno-gu, Seoul, Feb. 21. Korea Times photo by Choi Won-sukMexican Ambassador to South Korea Bruno Figueroa Fischer speaks to a reporter from The Korea Times at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in Jongno-gu, Seoul, Feb. 21, where he attended the 14th annual spring concert hosted by the English daily. Korea Times photo by Choi Won-sukVisitors to the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in Jongno-gu, Seoul, wait for the start of the 14th annual spring concert hosted by The Korea Times, Feb 21, in front of the event banner next to the ticket booth. Korea Times photo by Choi Won-sukPeople wait to enter the Grand Hall of the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in Jongno-gu, Seoul, prior to the start of the 14th annual spring concert hosted by The Korea Times, Feb. 21. Korea Times photo by Choi Won-sukVisitors to the 14th annual spring concert hosted by The Korea Times at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in Jongno-gu, Seoul, Feb. 21, ranged from out-of-towners to children with their parents. Korea Times photo by Choi Won-sukHonorees from the 2018 Miss Korea pageant hosted by Hankook Ilbo are seated together in the Grand Hall of the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in Jongno-gu, Seoul, Feb. 21, before the start of the 14th annual spring concert hosted by The Korea Times. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulThe Sejong Center for the Performing Arts CEO Kim Sung-kyu and his wife, center, and honorees from the 2018 Miss Korea pageant run by the Hankook Ilbo pose in front of the event banner for the 14th annual spring concert hosted by The Korea Times, Feb. 21. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulAudience members take their seats in the Grand Hall of the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in Jongno-gu, Seoul, Feb. 21, just before the start of the 14th annual spring concert hosted by The Korea Times. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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