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People watch as coverage of an ICBM missile test is displayed on a screen in a public square in Pyongyang on July 29, 2017. Kim Won-Jin/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Analysts: North Korea Improves Its Capabilities With Each Missile Test

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Protesters demonstrated near Seoul's gay pride festival on July 15. Ahn Young-joon/AP hide caption

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For South Korea's LGBT Community, An Uphill Battle For Rights

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South Korean soldiers stand guard at the village of Panmunjom, on the border shared by South and North Korea, last week. On Monday, Seoul proposed opening new talks to defuse escalating tensions along the border. Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images 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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U.S. and South Korean soldiers of the combined 2nd Infantry Division train at Camp Red Cloud in Uijeongbu, South Korea, in 2015. Elise Hu/NPR hide caption

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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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South Korean President Moon Jae-in watches a test-firing of an indigenously developed ballistic missile at the state-run Agency for Defense Development in Taean, South Korea. The Presidential Blue House/Yonhap via Reuters hide caption

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An undated aerial photo of the Olympic venues in PyeongChang, South Korea. Courtesy of PyeongChang Organizing Committee hide caption

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Rural South Korean County Prepares For Role As 2018 Winter Olympics Host

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

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Students try out a Samsung Electronics Galaxy S8 Plus smartphone at a shop in Seoul, South Korea, on April 27. Many post-college grads in South Korea spend years studying for tests in the hopes of winning a job at a company like Samsung. Ahn Young-joon/AP hide caption

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South Korean Youth Struggle To Find Jobs After Years Of Studying For Tests

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Lee So-yeon, a North Korean defector, used to be a signal corpsman in North Korea's army. Lauren Frayer/NPR hide caption

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'I Was Shocked By Freedom': Defectors Reflect On Life In North Korea

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People watch a TV news program showing a file image of a previous missile launch conducted by North Korea at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul. North Korea on Sunday test-launched a ballistic missile that landed in the Sea of Japan, the South Korean, Japanese and U.S. militaries said. Ahn Young-joon/AP hide caption

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