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(LEAD) Picture of figure skating stars most liked at three-nation media photo exhibit

2017/09/11 18:32

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SEOUL, Sept. 11 (Yonhap) -- A photograph of South Korean figure skater Kim Yu-na hugging Japanese rival Mao Asada at the 2010 Winter Olympics was voted most popular at a three-nation media photo exhibit held in Seoul, organizers said Monday.

The 2010 Kyodo News Agency photo titled "Kim, Asada celebrate at Vancouver Olympics" received 215 votes from some 600 visitors at the joint exhibition put together by South Korea's Yonhap News, China's Xinhua News Agency and Japan's Kyodo News at the National Museum of Korean Contemporary History in Seoul, Yonhap said.

This composite image shows Kyodo News Agency's news photos "Kim, Asada celebrate at Vancouver Olympics" (top) and "Festival in Old Capital (bottom) (Yonhap) This composite image shows Kyodo News Agency's news photos "Kim, Asada celebrate at Vancouver Olympics" (top) and "Festival in Old Capital (bottom) (Yonhap)

Running through Nov. 30, the event is aimed at promoting the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics hosted by South Korea. It features 90 photos from areas including politics, nature and sports. The Kim-Asada photo was taken during an award ceremony at the Vancouver Winter Olympics on Feb. 26, 2010.

Xinhua News' "Skiing at 12th National Winter Games of China," showing a Chinese skier mid jump in front of a bright rainbow, came in second, garnering 101 votes, and "Panda Triplets in Guangzhou of China," also by Xinhua, came in third, with 91 votes.

"Ganggangsullae, a World Heritage" and "Snow on Persimmon" were the most liked among photos by Yonhap News.

This composite image shows Xinhua News Agency's news photos "Skiing at 12th National Winter Games of China" (top) and "Panda Triplets in Guangzhou of China" (bottom) (Yonhap) This composite image shows Xinhua News Agency's news photos "Skiing at 12th National Winter Games of China" (top) and "Panda Triplets in Guangzhou of China" (bottom) (Yonhap)

The project was proposed by Yonhap News to promote the Olympics and strengthen ties between the three media companies. Park No-hwang, Yonhap News CEO and president, visited Xinhua News Agency in Beijing and Kyodo News in Tokyo last month and signed agreements for the serial exhibitions.

The second joint exhibition will be held in Tokyo in 2019, while the third edition will be arranged by Xinhua in 2021 in Beijing. They will take place ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympics and the 2022 Winter Games, which will be held in the Japanese and Chinese capitals, respectively.

This composite image shows Yonhap News Agency's news photos "Ganggangsullae, a World Heritage" (top) and "Snow on Persimmon" (bottom) (Yonhap) This composite image shows Yonhap News Agency's news photos "Ganggangsullae, a World Heritage" (top) and "Snow on Persimmon" (bottom) (Yonhap)

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