South Korea elects first female president

Park Geun-hye was elected South Korean president Wednesday, becoming the country’s first female leader despite the incumbent’s unpopularity.

A South Korean woman with her son tries to come out from a booth at a polling station in Seoul on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. South Koreans wrapped in mufflers and parkas braved frigid weather to vote in a presidential election heading for a close finish between the two top candidates — the liberal son of North Korean refugees and the conservative daughter of a late dictator. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

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