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International book fair opens in Seoul
Jun 16, 2016
Italian Ambassador Marco Della Seta (center) and other visitors browse the books on display at the Italy Booth at the Seoul International Book Fair on June 15. The 22nd Seoul International Book Fair (SIBF) opened on June 15 at the COEX exhibition center in southern Seo...

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Koreaphilia spans Africa, Europe
Jun 14, 2016
Their passion for K-pop spans equally across Africa and Europe. Fans on both continents reveal their love and passion for their favorite K-pop stars, holding up their own handmade messages and placards. The top photo shows fans attending the K-culture in Kenya concert, and the bo...

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When Adam Opens His Eyes: Holden Caulfield romps around...
Jun 14, 2016
Pause. Press pause on your life. Press pause on the city around you. Everyone stops. You, however, continue to move. You continue to move and to play. The whole world is frozen: cars brake in the lane, butterflies freeze in mid-flight, dogs stop in mid-jump, people halt in mid-st...

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King Sejong Institute to open in 9 new cities
Jun 14, 2016
Students take Korean language classes at the Korean Cultural Center in Jakarta. The King Sejong Institute will soon open new branches in nine more locations in eight countries around the world. The newly designated Korean language centers will be up and runnin...

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Filial daughter Shim Chung returns to stage
Jun 13, 2016
An ensemble in colorful traditional costumes graces the stage in the second act of 'Shim Chung,' a ballet put on by the Universal Ballet Company. The ballet "Shim Chung," based on a folk tale about a daughter's filial piety, returns to the stage this season in celebrat...

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Korean recipes: Bibim guksu spicy mixed noodles
Jun 10, 2016
Bibim guksu or spicy mixed noodles is a popular dish, especially in the summer, as it needs neither many ingredients nor does it take a long time to prepare. The dish boosts the appetite, especially when people feel tired due to the hot weather. The dish has another name...

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Nigerian children explore Korea through art
Jun 10, 2016
Nine-year-old Mohammed Musa, winner of this year's Korea-Nigeria Drawing Competition, points to his drawing of the Suwon Hwaseong Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage site located in Suwon, Gyeonggi-do Province. On June 9, the Korean Cultural Centre in Nigeria held an awar...

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Korea-France musical ties to flourish this summer
Jun 10, 2016
The Orchestre des Champs-Elysees bows to the audience. Marking the 130th anniversary of the establishment of the Korea-France diplomatic relationship, French artists and musicians will perform in Korea this summer. This year marks the 130th year of the establishment of ...

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Seoul welcomes Mexican painter couple Frida & Diego
Jun 09, 2016
A woman is in severe pain with an iron pipe piercing through her body and nails stuck to her all over. A man in a bowler hat smokes a cigarette. These two figures come to life in paintings by Mexican painters Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) and Diego Rivera (1886-1957). More tha...

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Enjoy Korean comics, graphic novels in Yantai
Jun 09, 2016
A visitor to the China-Korea Cartoon Experience Center uses a touch screen to read the most recent issue of his favorite comic book in Yantai, Shandong Province, China, on May 25. The comic and media promotional center was jointly established by the Bucheon City and Yantai City g...