Young South Koreans hit the beach in mock Marine Corps boot camp

Young South Koreans hit the beach in mock Marine Corps boot campHundreds of South Korean students braved freezing winter temperatures this week to test themselves against the rigors of Marine Corps boot camp. First started in 1997, the week-long camp aims to challenge participants with its physical activities, but also inspire potential recruits for South Korea’s massive military. Nearly 600,000 South Korean troops are stationed around the country, aimed largely at deterring North Korea across the heavily fortified Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) that divides the two countries.

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