Rite of passage for young Koreans

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Students wearing the traditional Korean dress, called the "hanbok", bowing deeply during a coming-of-age ceremony in the central city of Daejeon, South Korea, yesterday. Ceremonies like this signify a child's passage into adulthood, and aim to teach participants about etiquette and their new responsibilities. 

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 10, 2015, with the headline 'Rite of passage for young Koreans'. Print Edition | Subscribe