North Koreans enjoy beer and snacks last August during the Taedonggang Beer Festival in Pyongyang. The festival, the first of its kind in the country, was held as a promotional event for the locally brewed beer. Korean signs in the background read "Our country is the best." Dita Alangkara/AP hide caption

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A shelter sign is displayed at the entrance to a subway station in Seoul on Wednesday, a day after North Korea tested an intercontinental ballistic missile. Subway stations are designated as shelters in case of aerial bombardment, part of the city's response to the threat posed by North Korea. But many Seoul residents take the threat in stride. Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Calm In Seoul As The North Korea Question Grows More Urgent

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South Korean soldiers in Seoul walk by a TV news program showing a file image of a missile being test-launched. North Korea on Tuesday test-launched another ballistic missile in the direction of Japan, U.S. and South Korean officials said. Ahn Young-joon/AP hide caption

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Tillerson Confirms North Korea Missile An ICBM, Calls For Global Action

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Video: Japan's 'Purikura' Photo Booths Offer Snapchat-Like Filters

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In Trump Meeting With South Korean Leader, A Chance To Reaffirm 'Ironclad' Ties

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Moon Jae-in, South Korea's president, (center) will meet with President Trump on Thursday and Friday. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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What To Expect From The White House Summit With South Korea's Leader

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Video: K-Pop Dance Routines Are A Workout For Body And Brain

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WATCH: What Makes Japan No. 1 In Toilet Technology

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Video: That Time We Tried Pore Vacuuming In South Korea

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Video: Animal Cafes Are Cool, But Does A Raccoon Cafe Go Too Far?

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