Military training was suspended, flights rescheduled and emergency calls reserved for latecomers as hundreds of thousands of South Korean students sat a crucial college entrance examination.
Junior high school students hand out sweets as the seniors arrive for their college entrance examination at a school in Seoul, on November 8. Military training was suspended and flights rescheduled as some 668,500 students took the standardised College Scholastic Ability Test nationwide.
As every year, the focus of the education-obsessed country narrowed for one day to ensure the smooth running of the exam, seen as a defining moment that can hold the key to everything, from future careers to marriage prospects.
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