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Korea, Indonesia share ecotourism knowledge

Participants in the invitational educational program learn about forest recreation at an ecotourism school in Hoengseong, Gangwon-do Province, on Oct. 14. Korea and Indonesia are...
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Witness world hair trends in Seoul

Traci Sakosits, regional creative director at the Sassoon Academy in North America, demonstrates the newest hair styles at the Sassoon Hair Show, organized by...
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Longing for unification at final stop

The opening ceremony for the Tongil Platform, or "Unification Platform", was held at Dorasan Station on the Gyeongui Line on Oct. 14. The Tongil Platform,...
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Korea shares wildfire knowhow with the world

Helicopters put out a forest fire during a joint fire fighting drill on Oct. 14 in Pyeongchang. A joint wildfire extinguishment drill took place on...
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Research team develops world’s first foldable battery

No, it is not a paper crane -- it is a battery. A research team led jointly by Lee Sun-young at the Korea Forest...
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80 nations join forces to combat forest fires

Participants in the sixth International Wildland Fire Conference admire a replica of a fire fighting helicopter, or 'aircrane,' on display at an exhibition in...
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German president pushes for ‘innovation through society’s engagement’

German President Joachim Gauck delivers his greetings during the Science and Innovation conference. German President Joachim Gauck attended the seventh Joint Korean-German Conference on Science...
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German unification gives valuable lessons: president

President Park Geun-hye (top, right) talks with her German counterpart Jaochim Gauck on Oct. 12 at Cheong Wa Dae. President Park Geun-hye held talks with...
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Family reunions, Confucian woodblocks added to UNESCO list

UNESCO has honored two documentary heritage items from Korea's past. The broadcast archives of war-dispersed family members in 1983 (top) and Confucian printing woodblocks...
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German president visits Seoul

German President Jaochim Gauck (second from right) visits Changdeokgung Palace on Oct. 11, the first day of his state visit to Seoul. He poses...
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‘Written characters are tools that contain culture’

Director General of the National Hangeul Museum Moon Young-ho emphasizes the importance of widening the understanding of Hangeul among people through the systemic preservation...
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Presidents Cup comes to Korea

President Park Geun-hye poses for a photo with professional golfers at Songdo Convensia convention center in Incheon on Oct. 7. She is the Honorary...
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Autumn deepens with operatic tunes

The 13th Daegu International Opera Festival kicks off on Oct. 8. Pictured is a scene from the festival opener, Verdi’s ‘Aida.’ A special festival will...
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Praying for peace, good harvest

On the morning of Oct. 4, a reenactment of the Sajikdaeje rites takes place at the Sajik Altar. The rites are performed in the...
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French leader to visit Korea next month

French President François Hollande will make a state visit to Korea next month to attend a summit with President Park Geun–hye. The above photo...
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Hangeul in digital times

A stenographer types on a computer screen in Korean. Visitors to the National Hangeul Museum learn about the 'informatization' of Hangeul in a new...
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70 years of Korea through ‘Arirang’

The Arirang Festival is held at the Heungryemun Gate at Gyeongbokgung Palace on Oct. 5. “Arirang, Arirang, Arariyo.” The lyrics of the song "Arirang" spread across...
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President thanks overseas Koreans for role in national development

President Park Geun-hye gives the congratulatory speech during a ceremony to mark the ninth anniversary of Overseas Koreans Day, in Seoul on Oct. 5. “Koreans...
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Korea, G20 map new tourism plan

Tourism ministers from the G20 nations pose for a photo during the sixth T20 Tourism Ministers Meeting on Sept. 30 in Antalya, Turkey. Second...
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Korea to host global forest fire conference

The International Wildland Fire Conference is made up of both official events focusing on extinguishing wild fires and various sideline events. The photo above...