In this June 26, 2005 file photo, the 'King of Kings' statue of Jesus Christ stands outside of Solid Rock Church in Monroe, Ohio. The six-story-tall statue of Jesus with his arms raised along a highway was struck by lightning in a thunderstorm on Monday night, and burned to the ground, police said. The Dayton Daily News/AP/File
A Nov. 17, 2004 file photo shows traffic on I-75 just north of the Monroe, Ohio, going by a six story high statue of Jesus under construction at the Solid Rock Church. The 62-foot-tall statue was made of plastic, foam, and fiberglass over a steel frame. Glenn Hartong/The Enquirer/AP/File
Flames shoot up from the 'King of Kings' statue of Jesus Christ in the early morning hours of Tuesday, June 15. The six-story-tall statue of Jesus with his arms raised along a highway was struck by lightning around 11:15 p.m. Tiffani West-May/The Dayton Daily News/AP
The frame is all that remains after the statue burned to the ground. Carrie Cochran/The Cincinnati Enquirer/AP
Passers-by photograph the frame of the 'King of Kings' statue. Carrie Cochran/The Cincinnati Enquirer/AP
Smoke rises from the remains of the statue. Vincent Rush/AP
In this March 2008 file photo, the 'King of Kings' statue of Jesus Christ stands outside of Solid Rock Church. Nick Graham/The Journal/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
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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.