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Danwon High School students hold papers with messages such as "come back," "miss you," "love you" and "don't loose your hope" for their friends who are missing after Wednesday's ferry disaster at the school yard in Ansan, South Korea, Thursday, April 17, 2014. Strong currents, rain and bad visibility hampered an increasingly anxious search Thursday for 287 passengers, many thought to be high school students, still missing more than a day after their ferry flipped onto its side and sank in cold waters off the southern coast of South Korea. (AP Photo/Woohae Cho)

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The shadow of a visitor taking a picture is cast on a board with messages wishing safe return of missing passengers aboard the sunken ferry Sewol at a port in Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, April 22, 2014. One by one, coast guard officers carried the newly arrived bodies covered in white sheets from a boat to a tent on the dock of this island, the first step in identifying a sharply rising number of corpses from a South Korean ferry that sank nearly a week ago. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

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A man reads messages showing signs of hope for the safe return of passengers of the sunken Sewol ferry in Ansan, south of Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, April 24, 2014. Students in the city hit hardest by the South Korean ferry disaster returned to classes Thursday, their school campus a tragic landscape of yellow ribbons, chrysanthemums and photos of classmates and teachers who make up the vast majority of the more than 300 people feared dead. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

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U.S. President Barack Obama right, talks with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak during the Gala Dinner at the APEC Summit in Singapore, Saturday, Nov.14, 2009.(AP Photo/)

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A 26-year-old Irish woman, Katie Mulrennan, was reportedly rejected for a teaching job in South Korea due to the supposed "alcoholism nature" of Irish people. (Facebook)

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Mayor Park Won-Soon of South Korea visits Washington, DC as part of a larger trip to the United States to meet with and learn from various political and economic leaders. Keith Lane/Special to the Washington Times

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Mayor Park Won-Soon of South Korea visits Washington, DC as part of a larger trip to the United States to meet with and learn from various political and economic leaders. Keith Lane/Special to the Washington Times

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Mayor Park Won-Soon of South Korea visits Washington, DC as part of a larger trip to the United States to meet with and learn from various political and economic leaders. Keith Lane/Special to the Washington Times

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Mayor Park Won-Soon of South Korea visits Washington, DC as part of a larger trip to the United States to meet with and learn from various political and economic leaders. Keith Lane/Special to the Washington Times

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Mayor Park Won-Soon of South Korea visits Washington, DC as part of a larger trip to the United States to meet with and learn from various political and economic leaders. Keith Lane/Special to the Washington Times

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Mayor Park Won-Soon of South Korea visits Washington, DC as part of a larger trip to the United States to meet with and learn from various political and economic leaders. Keith Lane/Special to the Washington Times

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Mayor Park Won-Soon of South Korea visits Washington, DC as part of a larger trip to the United States to meet with and learn from various political and economic leaders. Keith Lane/Special to the Washington Times

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Mayor Park Won-Soon of South Korea visits Washington, DC as part of a larger trip to the United States to meet with and learn from various political and economic leaders. Keith Lane/Special to the Washington Times

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Mayor Park Won-Soon of South Korea visits Washington, DC as part of a larger trip to the United States to meet with and learn from various political and economic leaders. Keith Lane/Special to the Washington Times

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Mayor Park Won-Soon of South Korea visits Washington, DC as part of a larger trip to the United States to meet with and learn from various political and economic leaders. Keith Lane/Special to the Washington Times

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Mayor Park Won-Soon of South Korea visits Washington, DC as part of a larger trip to the United States to meet with and learn from various political and economic leaders. Keith Lane/Special to the Washington Times

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Mayor Park Won-Soon of South Korea visits Washington, DC as part of a larger trip to the United States to meet with and learn from various political and economic leaders. Keith Lane/Special to the Washington Times

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South Korea's Hae Chan Choi, left, celebrates with catcher Sang Hoon Han, center, and Shane Jaemin Kim (17) after getting the final out of a 8-4 win in the Little League World Series championship baseball game against Chicago in South Williamsport, Pa., Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

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Pope Francis meets with bishops during his visit to the Shrine of Haemi in South Korea. The pontiff earlier beatified 124 Korean martyrs who died in the 18th and 19th centuries. (associated press)

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South Korean President Park Geun-hye and Pope Francis walk together before a welcoming ceremony at the presidential Blue House in Seoul. Pope Francis became the first pontiff in 25 years to visit South Korea. (Associated Press)