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  1. Drawing up extra budget
    Bank of Korea Governor Lee Ju-yeol, right, shakes hand with Rep. Park Byeong-seug of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea before attending a parliamentary Economy and Finance committee at the National Assembly in Yeouido, Seoul, March 25. Lee said drawing up a supplementary budget of about 10 trillion won ($881 million), about 0.5 percent of the country's GDP, will help boost the country's growth rate, adding that from a macroeconomic standpoint, the economy is at a critical moment that expansionary fiscal policy is needed. Yonhap
    Bank of Korea Governor Lee Ju-yeol, right, shakes hand with Rep. Park Byeong-seug of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea before attending a parliamentary Economy and Finance committee at the National Assembly in Yeouido, Seoul, March 25. Lee said drawing up a supplementary budget of about 10 trillion won ($881 million), about 0.5 percent of the country's GDP, will help boost the country's growth rate, adding that from a macroeconomic standpoint, the economy is at a critical moment that expansionary fiscal policy is needed. Yonhap
  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
  7. [PHOTOS] Scrapping of mask mandate
    Children show their unmasked smiles at a kindergarten in Gwangju, Jan. 30. YonhapStudents with and without masks attend a class at an elementary school in the southeastern city of Daegu, Jan. 30. YonhapPeople without masks work out at a gym in Seoul, Jan. 30. YonhapPeople wearing masks walk in a subway station in Seoul as the government lifted most remaining mask rules, Jan. 30. Masks are still required on public transportation and at hospitals. YonhapMiddle school students pose for a photo during a P.E. class in Daejeon, Jan. 30. YonhapCivil servants without masks work in front of computers at a public service center in Gwangju, Jan. 30. YonhapPeople wearing masks shop at a mall in Daejeon, Jan. 30. YonhapThrough window of a cafe, a maskless barista can be seen making coffee on Jeju Island, Jan. 30. YonhapVisitors without masks look at a brick art display at a theme park on Jeju Island, Jan. 30. Yonhap
    Children show their unmasked smiles at a kindergarten in Gwangju, Jan. 30. YonhapStudents with and without masks attend a class at an elementary school in the southeastern city of Daegu, Jan. 30. YonhapPeople without masks work out at a gym in Seoul, Jan. 30. YonhapPeople wearing masks walk in a subway station in Seoul as the government lifted most remaining mask rules, Jan. 30. Masks are still required on public transportation and at hospitals. YonhapMiddle school students pose for a photo during a P.E. class in Daejeon, Jan. 30. YonhapCivil servants without masks work in front of computers at a public service center in Gwangju, Jan. 30. YonhapPeople wearing masks shop at a mall in Daejeon, Jan. 30. YonhapThrough window of a cafe, a maskless barista can be seen making coffee on Jeju Island, Jan. 30. YonhapVisitors without masks look at a brick art display at a theme park on Jeju Island, Jan. 30. Yonhap
  8. [PHOTOS] Cold wave warning issued across Korea
    Travelers head to a bus station in the southwestern city of Gwangju to return home on the last day of the four-day Lunar New Year holiday, amid heavy snowfall, Jan. 24. YonhapA person crosses the street during a blizzard in the city of Jeju on the namesake resort island, Jan 24. YonhapPeople are bundled up against the cold in central Seoul, Jan. 24. YonhapA person stands at a bus stop amid heavy snowfall in the city of Jeju, Jan. 24. YonhapA snowplow truck clears a snow-covered road in the city of Jeju, Jan. 24. YonhapA police officer controls the entry of cars onto a road on the southern resort island of Jeju amid heavy snowfall, Jan. 24. YonhapPeople cross the road in front of Jeju International Airport during a blizzard, Jan 24. YonhapPeople bundled up against a cold snap stroll by Gyeongbok Palace in central Seoul, Jan. 24. NewsisPeople in winter jackets walk past statues at Gwanghwamun Square in central Seoul, Jan. 24. Yonhap
    Travelers head to a bus station in the southwestern city of Gwangju to return home on the last day of the four-day Lunar New Year holiday, amid heavy snowfall, Jan. 24. YonhapA person crosses the street during a blizzard in the city of Jeju on the namesake resort island, Jan 24. YonhapPeople are bundled up against the cold in central Seoul, Jan. 24. YonhapA person stands at a bus stop amid heavy snowfall in the city of Jeju, Jan. 24. YonhapA snowplow truck clears a snow-covered road in the city of Jeju, Jan. 24. YonhapA police officer controls the entry of cars onto a road on the southern resort island of Jeju amid heavy snowfall, Jan. 24. YonhapPeople cross the road in front of Jeju International Airport during a blizzard, Jan 24. YonhapPeople bundled up against a cold snap stroll by Gyeongbok Palace in central Seoul, Jan. 24. NewsisPeople in winter jackets walk past statues at Gwanghwamun Square in central Seoul, Jan. 24. Yonhap
  9. [PHOTO] Faithful mourn Benedict XVI at funeral
    Pope Francis, center, attends a funeral mass next to the coffin of late Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Thursday. Benedict died at 95 on Dec. 31 in the monastery on the Vatican grounds where he had spent nearly all of his decade in retirement. AP-YonhapPope Francis touches the coffin of late Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI before it is carried away after a funeral mass in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Thursday. AP-YonhapPope Francis presides over the funeral ceremonies of former Pope Benedict in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Thursday. Reuters-YonhapCardinals arrive in procession ahead of the funeral mass for late Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Thursday. AP-YonhapA guard stands as the fog covers the St. Peter's Basilica Dome in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Thursday. AP-YonhapMembers of the church attend the funeral mass for late Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Thursday. AP-YonhapA woman holds a cross as she waits the funeral mass for late Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Thursday. AP-YonhapFaithfuls in Saint Peter's Square to attend the funeral ceremony of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI (Joseph Ratzinger), in Vatican City, Thursday. EPA-YonhapFaithful attend the funeral mass for late Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Thursday. AP-YonhapGeneral view during the funeral ceremony of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI (Joseph Ratzinger) in Saint Peter's Square, in Vatican City, Thursday. EPA-Yonhap People wait to pay respect to late Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI lying in state inside St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City, Wednesday. EPA-YonhapThe body of late Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI is lied out in state inside St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday. AP-Yonhap
    Pope Francis, center, attends a funeral mass next to the coffin of late Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Thursday. Benedict died at 95 on Dec. 31 in the monastery on the Vatican grounds where he had spent nearly all of his decade in retirement. AP-YonhapPope Francis touches the coffin of late Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI before it is carried away after a funeral mass in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Thursday. AP-YonhapPope Francis presides over the funeral ceremonies of former Pope Benedict in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Thursday. Reuters-YonhapCardinals arrive in procession ahead of the funeral mass for late Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Thursday. AP-YonhapA guard stands as the fog covers the St. Peter's Basilica Dome in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Thursday. AP-YonhapMembers of the church attend the funeral mass for late Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Thursday. AP-YonhapA woman holds a cross as she waits the funeral mass for late Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Thursday. AP-YonhapFaithfuls in Saint Peter's Square to attend the funeral ceremony of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI (Joseph Ratzinger), in Vatican City, Thursday. EPA-YonhapFaithful attend the funeral mass for late Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Thursday. AP-YonhapGeneral view during the funeral ceremony of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI (Joseph Ratzinger) in Saint Peter's Square, in Vatican City, Thursday. EPA-Yonhap People wait to pay respect to late Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI lying in state inside St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City, Wednesday. EPA-YonhapThe body of late Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI is lied out in state inside St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday. AP-Yonhap
  10. [PHOTOS] Ahead of the Year of the Rabbit
    A rabbit sculpture is silhouetted against the full moon at Yulhyeon Park in Seoul, Dec. 30. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulThe sun sets at Incheon International Airport, Dec. 26, a week before the start of the New Year. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulA ground crew member at an airport does a final check on the refueling of an airplane against the backdrop of the rising sun, Dec. 27. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulChildren wear rabbit masks in the southwestern city of Gwangju, Dec. 29, ahead of 2023 the Year of the Rabbit in the Chinese zodiac. YonhapThe bright setting sun is seen at Incheon International Airport, Dec. 26. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulCalligrapher Lee moo-ho writes a message for the New Year at the National Assembly, Dec. 29. YonhapThe sun sets over an airplane at Incheon International Airport, Dec. 26. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
    A rabbit sculpture is silhouetted against the full moon at Yulhyeon Park in Seoul, Dec. 30. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulThe sun sets at Incheon International Airport, Dec. 26, a week before the start of the New Year. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulA ground crew member at an airport does a final check on the refueling of an airplane against the backdrop of the rising sun, Dec. 27. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulChildren wear rabbit masks in the southwestern city of Gwangju, Dec. 29, ahead of 2023 the Year of the Rabbit in the Chinese zodiac. YonhapThe bright setting sun is seen at Incheon International Airport, Dec. 26. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulCalligrapher Lee moo-ho writes a message for the New Year at the National Assembly, Dec. 29. YonhapThe sun sets over an airplane at Incheon International Airport, Dec. 26. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
  11. [PHOTOS] Christmas in Korea
    A church service is held at SaRang Church in Seoul without attendance restrictions for the first time in around three years since before the COVID-19 pandemic, Dec. 25. YonhapA child moves to put money in a Salvation Army charity pot in central Seoul's Myeong-dong, Dec. 25. YonhapPeople enjoy Christmas in central Seoul's Myeong-dong, Dec. 25. YonhapA baptism ceremony is held at SaRang Church in Seoul, Dec. 25. YonhapPeople gather for Christmas Mass at Gongseri Catholic Church in Asan, South Chungcheong Province, Dec. 24. YonhapPrime Minister Han Duck-soo, third from right, and other volunteers throw their Santa hats in the air on Christmas Eve in Seoul, Dec. 24. YonhapChristmas Mass is held at Myeongdong Cathedral in central Seoul, Dec. 25. YonhapA baptism ceremony is held at SaRang Church in Seoul, Dec. 25. YonhapPeople skate on an ice rink set up at Seoul Square in front of City Hall in central Seoul on Christmas Day, Dec. 25. YonhapPeople visit a street adorned with glittering lights to enjoy a winter festival on Christmas Eve in Hwacheon, Gangwon Province, Dec. 24. Yonhap
    A church service is held at SaRang Church in Seoul without attendance restrictions for the first time in around three years since before the COVID-19 pandemic, Dec. 25. YonhapA child moves to put money in a Salvation Army charity pot in central Seoul's Myeong-dong, Dec. 25. YonhapPeople enjoy Christmas in central Seoul's Myeong-dong, Dec. 25. YonhapA baptism ceremony is held at SaRang Church in Seoul, Dec. 25. YonhapPeople gather for Christmas Mass at Gongseri Catholic Church in Asan, South Chungcheong Province, Dec. 24. YonhapPrime Minister Han Duck-soo, third from right, and other volunteers throw their Santa hats in the air on Christmas Eve in Seoul, Dec. 24. YonhapChristmas Mass is held at Myeongdong Cathedral in central Seoul, Dec. 25. YonhapA baptism ceremony is held at SaRang Church in Seoul, Dec. 25. YonhapPeople skate on an ice rink set up at Seoul Square in front of City Hall in central Seoul on Christmas Day, Dec. 25. YonhapPeople visit a street adorned with glittering lights to enjoy a winter festival on Christmas Eve in Hwacheon, Gangwon Province, Dec. 24. Yonhap
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