Coronavirus scare

A sanitation instructor teaches children how to wash their hands at a day care center in Seoul on Jan.

Coronavirus fears

Workers sterilize subway facilities at a subway station in Seoul on Jan. 28, 2020, amid worldwide fears over the pneumonia-like respiratory virus. (Yonhap)

Heavy snowfall

Trekkers climb a mountain amid heavy snow in PyeongChang, 180 kilometers east of Seoul, on Jan. 28, 2020, as a heavy snow alert was posted for the country's eastern mountainous region.

Traditional new year performance

A traditional Korean percussion band performs in front of City Hall in Daegu, about 300 kilometers southeast of Seoul, on Jan.

Remembering loved ones in N. Korea

South Koreans with loved ones in North Korea bow during a memorial service in Imjingak on the banks of the Imjin River in Paju close to the inter-Korean border on the occasion of Lunar New Year's D

Tourists with masks

Tourists wearing masks visit Gyeongbok Palace in central Seoul on Jan. 27, 2020.

Opening of Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Fest

A street is decked with lanterns in the shape of "sancheoneo," mountain trout, in Hwacheon, 120 kilometers northeast of Seoul, on Jan.

Mitra Kotte plays piano in Tehran

Mitra Kotte, a 25-year-old Iranian-Austrian pianist who studies at Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Wien with Martin Hughes since 2012, is playing piano at Roudaki Hall in Tehran, Iran,

Tourism fair in Spain

Queen Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano of Spain (C) poses with performers during a visit to the South Korean booth at the 2020 FITUR international tourism fair in Madrid on Jan.

First couple's pre-holiday shopping

President Moon Jae-in (C) shakes hands with employees while shopping at an agricultural and fisheries market in Seoul on Jan. 23, 2020, the eve of the Jan.