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Reporter : Choi Won-suk
Sun, August 14, 2022 | 12:06
2020 in pictures (August ~ December) [PHOTOS]
Mother Nature was cruel. It didn’t allow the pandemic-weary people to enjoy a brief respite from the virus-driven stress during the summer when infections slowed. Torrential rain ripped through the nation for over two months starting in June, forcing over 1,000 people to evacuate their homes, resulting in dozens of deaths and dozens more people missing. Around the time the na...
Our children deserve better (Part 1)
Volunteer Fatima Sanson, dressed up as Mrs. Claus, embraces a needy child in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais state, Brazil on December 7, 2020. AFP Children play at a camp of asylum seekers stuck at America's doorstep, in Matamoros, Mexico, on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. Like countless schools, the camp's so-called sidewalk school as it became known went to virtual learning a...
2020 in pictures (April ~ July) [PHOTOS]
A gigantic party was born.The ruling Democratic Party of Korea swept the April 15 National Assembly elections by winning 180 seats out of the 300-member parliament.The election results were a foregone conclusion, even though the ruling party and the Moon Jae-in government were reeling from the aftermath of a series of corruption scandals involving some of its key members.
Not wearing a mask is not an option (Part 5)
Nouran Faraj, a 24-year-old Palestinian, holds her niece as she dons a handmade crochet wool mask (prevention measure for the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic) of her creation in Gaza City on December 1, 2020. AFP A protester covers his face with a mask during a demonstration against a security law that would restrict sharing images of police, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020 in Mar...
2020 in pictures (January ~ March) [PHOTOS]
COVID-19 is a true game changer - the formidable virus has dictated the way we live. Mom-and-pop stores, small grocery stores and coffee shops have been pushed out of business one after another as wary consumers stopped dropping by and moved online to shop for daily products. People's social lives changed as they refrained from certain activities, deciding to forgo yoga, exer...
Refugees face harsh winter amid COVID-19
A woman walks past a mural encouraging the wearing of face masks amid the coronavirus pandemic, on the main road of Nusseirat refugee camp, central Gaza Strip, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. Arabic reads: "protect yourself, together we protect the old." AP Hundreds of migrants and refugees that have not been evacuated from a makeshift migrant camp in Saint-Denis on 17 November,...
Jeonju Hanok Village: strolling through timeless beauty [PHOTOS]
Touching the clay, brick and wooden materials of hanok is to discover its hidden value. Korea’s traditional houses evoke various emotions.
Pictures of the year 2020
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Cecil Airport in Jacksonville, Florida, U.S., September 24, 2020.
Plastic pandemic [PHOTOS]
The coronavirus pandemic has sparked a massive demand for and use of plastics. The increasing necessity of face masks, plastic gloves and disinfecting wipes, which have become everyday items for most, is creating a plastic pandemic. Intensifying the rise in plastic demand, social distancing restrictions have quarantined people at home and as a result they have started relying...
Appreciation of autumn colors
The colorful autumn foliage is among the exquisite scenery Korea boasts. Hwadam Botanic Garden is an eco-friendly arboretum that maintains the most red-leaf tree species in the nation. Located within Konjiam Resort in Gwangju, Gyeonggi Province, the botanical garden was designed in 1997 as part of moves to revive the country’s forest ecosystem, featuring over 4,300 type...