2030 World Expo bid

Gwanghwamun Square in central Seoul is illuminated on March 30, 2023, as LED flowers light up to signify South Korea's aspiration to host the 2030 World Expo in the southern port city of Busan.

Installation for 2030 World Expo introduction

People walk past the "Wishing Tree," an installation designed to express Busan's desire to host the 2030 World Expo, at BEXCO Square in the country's largest port city, 325 kilometers southeast of

Foreign tourists in Seoul

Gyeongbok Place in downtown Seoul bustles with foreign tourists on March 27, 2023. (Yonhap)

Mascot of 2024 Winter Youth Olympic Games

Moongcho, the mascot of the 2024 Winter Youth Olympic Games, waves during a ceremony to appoint the event's promotional envoys at a Seoul hotel on March 24, 2023. The event is set for Jan. 19-Feb.

Eve of Jinhae cherry blossom fest

People walk under cherry blossoms in the naval port of Jinhae, about 400 kilometers southeast of Seoul, on March 24, 2023, one day ahead of the Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival, the biggest of its ki

Foreign diplomats experience hanbok

Young diplomats from 25 countries pose for a photo while wearing the traditional Korean costume, hanbok, at the Institute of International Education of Kyunghee University in Seoul on March 23, 202

Lighting event for fallen sea border defenders

The Light of Immortality -- three large light pillars created by 55 lights -- illuminates the sky over the War Memorial of Korea in Seoul's Yongsan Ward on March 21, 2023.

Spring at Changdeok Palace

Foreign tourists wearing the traditional Korean costume, hanbok, stroll among the spring flowers at Changdeok Palace in Seoul on March 21, 2023. (Yonhap)

K-pop concert in Bangkok

K-pop fans visit a Bibigo booth on the sidelines of the 2023 K-pop concert (K-CON) in Bangkok, in this photo provided by CJ E&M.

Mask rule removal on public transportation

A public official puts up a notice at a Seoul subway station on March 19, 2023, informing that the mask rule on public transportation will be lifted Monday.