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South Koreans step out to vote in large numbers despite coronavirus

As the world avoids large gatherings over coronavirus, South Koreans are stepping out to fulfil their civic duty. Armed with hand sanitizer, disposable gloves and masks, millions turned out to vote in national elections.

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