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May 25, 2018

Royals, Massacres and the Korea Dance: Our Visual Roundup of the Week

In this Wednesday, May 16, 2018, file photo, South Korean army soldiers stand guard inside a military guard post as ribbons hanging on a wire fence wishing for the reunification of the two Koreas at the Imjingak Pavilion in Paju near the border village of Panmunjom, South Korea. North Korea on Wednesday canceled a high-level meeting with South Korea and threatened to scrap a historic summit next month between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un over military exercises between Seoul and Washington that Pyongyang has long claimed are invasion rehearsals. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)

“Something old and something new” was the theme of the visual week. The royal wedding counted as both–and sadly, so did the latest school massacre. The schizophrenia surrounding a Trump-Kim Jong Un summit was nothing new. (It’s on, it’s off; either way, it’s off the cuff.) Otherwise, you can look at most of these stories as more distraction from the growing sinkhole of corruption enveloping Trump and the White House.

Photo: Ahn Young-joon/AP Photo, File. Caption: In this Wednesday, May 16, 2018, file photo, South Korean army soldiers stand guard inside a military guard post as ribbons hanging on a wire fence wishing for the reunification of the two Koreas at the Imjingak Pavilion in Paju near the border village of Panmunjom, South Korea. North Korea on Wednesday canceled a high-level meeting with South Korea and threatened to scrap a historic summit next month between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un over military exercises between Seoul and Washington that Pyongyang has long claimed are invasion rehearsals.

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