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Japanese tourists toss coins into the Palseokdam "Coins of Luck" pond under the Cheonggye Plaza Waterfall of Cheonggyecheon, the artificial stream that runs through central Seoul, on May 22. Some 1.2 million coins, worth almost 100 million won ($85,000) in total, have been collected from the stream, said the Seoul Metropolitan Facilities Management, since the pond was installed in 2005. About 31,000 coins from 62 countries were found. The money collected from the stream was donated to the Community Chest of Korea, a non-governmental welfare charity, and the United Nations Children's Fund, or Unicef. [NEWSIS]

일본 관광객들이 5월22일 서울 도심을 흐르는 인공 하천인 청계천의 청계플라자폭포 아래 '행운의 동전' 연못인 팔석담으로 동전을 던지고 있다. 서울시설관리공단은 팔석담이 만들어진 2005년 이후 현재까지 청계천에서 1백20만여 개 동전(약 1억원)을 수거했다고 밝혔다. 62개국의 동전 3만1천여 개도 수거됐다. 청계천에서 수거한 돈은 사회복지공동모금회와 유니세프에 기부됐다. [뉴시스]
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