Looted Korean royal books get colorful welcome (AP) – 2049th Edition

South Koreans attired in royal court costumes dance during a ceremony to welcome the return of priceless ancient royal books at Gyeongbok Palace in Seoul on Saturday June 11, 2011. South Korea honored the return of nearly 300 royal books looted by French soldiers in the 19th century with the colorful welcome ceremony. (AP Photo/Kim Jae-hwan, Pool)AP – South Korea celebrated the return of nearly 300 royal books looted by French soldiers in the 19th century with solemn ceremonies Saturday bringing alive the color and pageantry of a bygone royal age.

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