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Civil Rights At Issue In Korea, But Not The Korea You'd Expect

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Hundreds of police officers outside Jogyesa, Seoul's top Buddhist temple, as a deadline passed for a labor leader holed up inside to turn himself in. Haeryun Kang/for NPR hide caption

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U.S. and South Korean soldiers of the combined 2nd Infantry Division train at Camp Red Cloud in Uijeongbu, South Korea. Elise Hu/NPR hide caption

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For South Korea-U.S. Summit, The Big Question Is Still North Korea

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A medical staff member wearing a protective suit waits to enter an isolation ward for patients with Middle East respiratory syndrome, or MERS, in South Korea. Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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MERS Is A Health Crisis With Political And Economic Costs

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North Korea apparently doesn't like either of them: President Obama and South Korean President Park Geun-hye at a news conference in Seoul, South Korea, on Friday. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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A prayer for the missing and dead: Family members and friends have gathered in the port city of Jindo, South Korea, as the search continues for the scores of passengers still missing after last Wednesday's ferry disaster. At the water's edge, many are offering prayers — including this woman. Issei Kato /Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Cars drive past barricades on the road linking North Korea's Kaesong Industrial Complex at a military checkpoint in Paju, near the demilitarized zone dividing the two Koreas, on Thursday. Jung Yeon-je/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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