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.

Permanent return of Sakhalin Koreans

Red Cross officials welcome 63 ethnic Koreans who resided on Russia's Far East island of Sakhalin upon their arrival at the port of Donghae, 280 kilometers east of Seoul, on March 17, 2023, for per

Excavation site for 'woldae' restoration made public

Citizens look around an excavation site for the restoration of a "woldae" in front of Gwanghwamun, the main gate of Gyeongbok Palace, in downtown Seoul on March 16, 2023.

Colonial-era tramways discovered

This photo, taken on March 13, 2023, shows Y-shaped tramways, built during the Japanese colonial rule of Korea (1910-45) and recently discovered while restoring a "woldae" in front of Gwanghwamun,

S. Korean WBC team

Team Korea, the South Korean squad in the World Baseball Classic (WBC), poses for a group photo at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on March 3, 2023.

Medals to mark 140th anniv. of Taegeukgi's designation as nat'l flag

A model holds commemorative medals during a publicity event at the headquarters of Poongsan Hwadong Co.

Torchlight march to mark March 1 Independence Movement

Participants hold the national flag in a torchlight parade in Cheonan, 92 kilometers south of Seoul, on Feb. 28, 2023, the eve of the 104th anniversary of the March 1, 1919, Independence Movement.

Ahead of anniv. of popular uprising against Japanese rule

A group of art college students performs as they reenact the 1919 popular movement that protested for independence from Japan's colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula, in Seoul on Feb.

Remaking thatched roof for spring

Workers change straw thatch on the roof of a house at Hueree Park in the city of Seogwipo on South Korea's largest resort island of Jeju on Feb. 28, 2023. (Yonhap)

Black-and-white photos of independence fighters restored to color

This photo, provided by the patriots and veterans affairs ministry on Feb.