Guinean police move to contain demonstrations by UFDG presidential candidate Cellou Dalein Diallo in Conakry, Guinea, on Nov. 15. Jerome Delay/AP
Guinean police take position outside the Independent Election Commission building in Conakry, Guinea, on Nov. 14, after the representative of presidential candidate Cellou Dalein Diallo suspended his participation in the vote tallying process. Jerome Delay/AP
A Guinean man listens to partial results being broadcast on the radio in Conakry, Guinea, on Nov. 11. Jerome Delay/AP
Guineans listen to partial results being broadcast on national television from a bar in Conakry, Guinea, on Nov. 10. Jerome Delay/AP
Guineans supporting Presidential candidate Alpha Conde line up outside Matoto's city hall where some election results are tabulated in Conakry, Guinea, on Nov. 9. Jerome Delay/AP
Guinean election officials tabulate some election results at Matoto's city hall in Conakry, Guinea, on Nov. 9. Jerome Delay/AP
A soldier stands near election posters at the party headquarters of presidential candidate Alpha Conde, leader of the Rassemblement du Peuple de Guinea, 'The Rally of the Guinean People' party (RPG) in Conakry, on Nov. 9. Emmanuel Braun/Reuters
A Guinean man drinks coffee next to an election poster for presidential candidate Alpha Conde, leader of Rassemblement du Peuple de Guinea (RPG), in Conakry Nov. 9. Emmanuel Braun/Reuters
A Guinean man has his voting card checked by election officials before casting his ballot at a polling station in Conakry, Guinea, on Nov. 7. Jerome Delay/AP
South Korea, long in the shadow of other Asian 'tiger economies,' is suddenly hip and enormously prosperous – so much so that it may have outgrown its thankless dream of reuniting with the North.
Scott Duke Harris, Contributor /
May 19, 2013
Ann Hermes/The Christian Science Monitor
For months the young emperor to the north has been threatening to turn this thriving metropolis into a "sea of fire." But it's not easy to ruffle the jaunty vibe of 75-year-old Kim Chong-shik as he strolls among young couples and shoppers along the boutiques of the Gangnam District.