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Korean mountains via stamps, 'Geumgangsan Mountain'
Jul 01, 2015
Geumgangsan Mountain sits in the middle of the Baekdudaegan Mountain Range that runs the full length of the Korean Peninsula. It covers 530 square kilometers, spreading over Goseong-gun, Tongcheon-gun and Geumgang-gun counties in northern Gangwon-do ProvinceThe highest point, Bir...

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Traditional music meets jazz at Yeowoorak Festival
Jun 30, 2015
An upcoming music festival will make the scorching summer even hotter: the Yeowoorak Festival. The Yeowoorak Festival experiments with different musical genres through collaborations among various musicians. This year's festival will fuse two commonly improvised genres: t...

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Long curves, simple features: Modigliani comes to Seoul
Jun 29, 2015
Long necks and facial features and almond-shaped eyes with no pupils are typical of paintings by Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920). Modigliani went beyond simple description and reproduction of a human figure and created his signature style, in which the facial elements and details a...

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Seoul exhibit offers art of light, darkness
Jun 29, 2015
A special exhibit currently underway at Culture Station Seoul 284, the old Seoul Station building that has been converted into a complex for arts-related shows and exhibitions, focuses on what can be created using the contrast and convergence of light and darkness. “31 Ex...

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Enjoy music, cinema of youthful Cuba
Jun 26, 2015
Ana Meneses (center, left) and Yoerlis Brunet (center, right) show off a dance that combines traditional moves based on flamenco and mixes them with contemporary moves, at Cheonggyecheon Plaza in central Seoul on June 24. A festival has returned to Seoul to encour...

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Korea, Singapore celebrate 40-year friendship
Jun 26, 2015
The STARREseconds, made up of Singaporean fans of Korean pop music, perform in the SGKpopcon contest on June 24 in Singapore. The contest was held to mark the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Seoul and Singapore. The Korean Embassy...

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Milan enjoys Korea through all five senses
Jun 25, 2015
Performers from the National Gugak Center stage a gilnori street performance in Milan to entertain the crowds and to wish for a successful and comfortable hosting of the World Exposition Milano 2015. The performance was part of a celebration to mark the expo’s Korea Day on June 2...

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Korean mountains via stamps, 'Brother Waterfall'
Jun 24, 2015
The first waterfall people see when walking up Baekdusan Mountain along the Amnokgang River, or Yalu River, is the Hyeongje Pokpo, the "Brother Waterfall" or "Sibling Waterfall." The waterfall is located along the upper reaches of the Amnokgang, which flows along the North Korea-...

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Disabilities transformed into art
Jun 24, 2015
'The Ring and the Pielong,' Sohn Jaehyeon, intellectually disabled, Korea. Cute drawings of cat-like pets capture the eyes. Colored yellow, green, pink and blue, flowers and people with happy faces create a vivid, lively mood in the picture. This was painted by artist...

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Korean mountains via stamps - Baekdusan Mountain
Jun 19, 2015
Baekdusan Mountain is the highest mountain on the Korean Peninsula, standing 2,750 meters above sea level. The mountain straddles Hamgyeongbuk-do and Hamgyeongnam-do (North and South Hamgyeong provinces) and the North Korea-China border in the northeastern corner of China. The to...