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A student attending a winter military camp reacts during a training session in Ansan, south of Seoul January 3, 2013. Hundreds of students between 11 and 17 years old attend winter boot camp training courses every year. The winter courses range from 4 to 14 days at the Blue Dragon Camp run by retired marines, which also offers summer boot camp for students

A student attending a winter military camp reacts during a training session in Ansan, south of Seoul January 3, 2013. Hundreds of students between 11 and 17 years old attend winter boot camp training courses every year. The winter courses range from 4 to 14 days at the Blue Dragon Camp run by retired marines, which also offers summer boot camp for students. (Photo by Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters)
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03 Jan 2013 12:28:00


South Korean university students prepare for an establishment ceremony of the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) for female cadets at Sookmyung Women's University on December 10, 2010 in Seoul, South Korea. The South Korean defense ministry has agreed to admit women into it's college-based Reserve Officers' Training Program for the first time since the program began in 1963. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
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27 Mar 2011 10:22:00
South Koreans Celebrate Ice Festival

Anglers cast lines through holes into a frozen river during an ice fishing competition at the Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival on January 7, 2012 in Hwacheon-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
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07 Jan 2012 13:35:00


Hwang Bo-young (L), a North Korean defector who was a member of the North Korean National female ice hockey team, prepares for practice with South Korean teammates on March 13, 2006 in Seoul, South Korea. Young, 27-years-old, became a captain of the South Korean National Female Ice Hockey Team. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
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19 Jun 2011 10:47:00
A South Korean man and a woman eat a live octopus during an event to promote a local food festival in Seoul on September 12, 2013. (Photo by Jung Yeon-Je/AFP Photo)

Live octopus is a delicacy in South Korea but is a known choking hazard, since the still-moving suction cups can cause tentacle pieces to stick in a person's throat. A baby octopus is often consumed whole, while larger varieties are cut up and the still-wriggling tentacles eaten with a splash of sesame oil. Photo: A South Korean man and a woman eat a live octopus during an event to promote a local food festival in Seoul on September 12, 2013. (Photo by Jung Yeon-Je/AFP Photo)
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13 Sep 2013 09:40:00


“Dog meat refers to edible parts and the flesh derived from (predominantly domestic) dogs. Human consumption of dog meat has been recorded in many parts of the world, including ancient China, ancient Mexico, and ancient Rome. According to contemporary reports, dog meat is consumed in a variety of countries such as Switzerland, China, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Korea. In addition, dog meat has also been used as survival food in times of war and/or other hardships”. – Wikipedia

Photo: A chef prepares dog meat at a restaurant on July 4, 2005 in Gwacheon, South Korea. Dog meat is a traditional dish in Korea dating back to the Samkuk period (period of the three kingdoms BC 57 – AD 668). Although many recipes existed historically for dog meat, now chefs only make soups, or dishes using boiled or roasted meat. Koreans traditionally eat dog meat on the hottest day of the summer, for it's reputed benefits of virility, invigoration and health. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
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24 Jul 2011 13:21:00
South Korean environmentalists participates in a rally held to commemorate the Fukushima nuclear disaster on the eve of the one year anniversary of Japan's earthquake and tsunami

South Korean environmentalists participates in a rally held to commemorate the Fukushima nuclear disaster on the eve of the one year anniversary of Japan's earthquake and tsunami on March 10, 2012 in Seoul, South Korea. Currently four nuclear power plants are in operation in South Korea while the government plans to increase the number of reactors to 32 by the year 2021. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
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12 Mar 2012 11:44:00


South Korean divers prepare to plunge through a hole in the ice of the frozen Imjin River on January 16, 2005 in Yeonchun, South Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
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29 May 2011 12:45:00