Moments from South Korea’s largest winter festival(7 images)

South Korea is hosting its largest winter festival this month. The annual Hwacheon Sancheoneo Festival takes place in the mountains near the North Korean border. The main attraction is the opportunity to fish for trout with bare hands. The festival runs through January 27.

Participants jump into ice water to catch Sancheoneo, or mountain trout, with their bare hands. Photo by Moon Jae Won/UPI News Korea
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