Gallery: South Korea through the eyes of foreigners

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</br>Last month, 50 foreign photographers living in South Korea shared their best photographs of the country in an exhibition in Seoul. <!-- -->
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</br>Titled "The Korea I Love -- A Foreigner's View of Korea," it was the first-ever foreign photography exhibit to be featured in the annual <a href='http://www.photoshow.co.kr/english/' target='_blank'>Seoul Photo &amp; Imaging Show</a>, one of Asia's largest photography trade shows, with more than 75,000 visitors from 21 countries. <!-- -->
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</br>Here are some of the most beautiful and unexpected scenes of South Korea from the exhibition. <!-- -->
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</br>Captured by John Jackson in the city of Damyang in South Jeolla Province, this image shows a series of the Metasequoia trees for which the region is famed. <!-- -->
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</br>In the background, Byeongpung Mountain ("Folding Screen Mountain") gets its name for its role in protecting the city of Damyang from cold winds from the north, and for how it resembles landscape scenes found on traditional folding screens. The nests belong to magpies, ubiquitous in the area. <!-- -->
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Story by Peter DeMarco, for CNN

Last month, 50 foreign photographers living in South Korea shared their best photographs of the country in an exhibition in Seoul.

Titled "The Korea I Love -- A Foreigner's View of Korea," it was the first-ever foreign photography exhibit to be featured in the annual Seoul Photo & Imaging Show, one of Asia's largest photography trade shows, with more than 75,000 visitors from 21 countries.

Here are some of the most beautiful and unexpected scenes of South Korea from the exhibition.

Damyang

Captured by John Jackson in the city of Damyang in South Jeolla Province, this image shows a series of the Metasequoia trees for which the region is famed.

In the background, Byeongpung Mountain ("Folding Screen Mountain") gets its name for its role in protecting the city of Damyang from cold winds from the north, and for how it resembles landscape scenes found on traditional folding screens. The nests belong to magpies, ubiquitous in the area.

MORE: How to take stunning landscape photographs