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Photo showing the Seoul Old American Legation, built in 1883 and now used as a guest house, is an exceptionally well-preserved example of traditional Korean residential architecture that illustrates the long history of Korean-American friendship. [Department of State/OBO]

U.S. Department of State

The Lessons of 1989: Freedom and Our Future