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    SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA, JAN 15: (No charge for the supply, release, or publication of the photograph. The photos are allowed to use for editorial and commercial.)

    Jongmyo Shrine, one of the most refined and solemn architectures, is pictured in Seoul, South Korea, on January 15, 2020. The memorial tablets of kings, queen consorts, and those given the titles of kings and queen consorts after death are enshrined in the Jongmyo Shrine. It has been keeping its original form since the 16th century and registered as a UNESCO World Heritage for its architectural value. The royal ancestral ritual ceremony at the Jongmyo shrine has been performed for over 500 years since its standardization in 1462. The ceremony is a traditional ritual with a combination of music, dance, etc.