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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
You Shall Not Pass

In this photo, a wall of riot police block an exit inside Gwanghwamun subway station in Seoul, South Korea during a protest on November 12, 2016. The police effectively closed off the exit in an effort to cut off the stream of people joining the protests outside.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Seoul, South Korea
Camera: X100S
Copyright: © Joseph Chung
Awards
Photo of the Day: 11.25.16
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