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Outgoing President Lee Myung-bak handed over 1,158 gifts received during his five-year-term from foreign government officials as part of 10.88 million files submitted to the National Archives of Korea. The total number of documents given to the archive by Lee is a 32 percent increase from Lee’s predecessor Roh Moo-hyun. Of the total submitted documents, 240,000 files were designated as classified and will not be opened to the public for the next 15 years, except for under special circumstances.

The carriage ornament on the top was given by former Russian Prime Minister Viktor Zubkov. The silk fan in the middle was given by the departing Chinese President Hu Jintao. The set of tea cups below was given by U.S. President Barack Obama, marking Lee’s visit to the White House. Provided by the Ministry of Public Administration and Security

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