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 A 'palace guard' stands for tourists in front of the snow-covered Gyeongbokgung Palace in central Seoul
Image: Jung Yeon-je/AFP/Getty Images

South Korea

South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea (ROK), is a country in East Asia that occupies the southern part of the Korean Peninsula.