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Korean band BTS appears at the daily press briefing with Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, in the Brady Press Briefing of the White House in Washington, DC, May 31, 2022. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A poster showing K-pop group BTS members is displayed at a tourist information center in Seoul on June 15. Global superstars BTS said they are taking time to focus on solo projects, but the company behind the groundbreaking K-pop group said they are not taking a hiatus. Ahn Young-joon/AP hide caption

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For BTS fans in South Korea, there's resignation as the band takes a break

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Korean band BTS appears at the daily press briefing with Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, to discuss Asian inclusion and representation, and addressing anti-Asian hate crimes and discrimination. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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V (from left), Suga and Jin of BTS at the launch of the U.N. General Assembly's 76th session on Monday. The popular boy band from South Korea sang (in a video performance viewed online by more than 1 million) and spoke. John Angelillo/Pool/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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People walk past a poster showing members of the K-pop group BTS in Seoul on October 12, 2020. It's one of the most popular bands in the world, with an extremely devoted fan base. Jung Yeon-Je/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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