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South Korean stock market staff scatter confetti during a ceremony... News PhotoArrangement,Ceremony,Confetti,Economy,Finance,Occupation,Roadblock,Seoul,South Korea,Stock Market and Exchange,Trading,VerticalPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPSouth Korean stock market staff scatter confetti during a ceremony marking the closure of 2012 trading year in Seoul on December 28, 2012. The benchmark KOSPI index closed the year at 1,997.05, up 9.4 percent from a year ago, despite a global economic slowdown. AFP PHOTO / KIM JAE-HWAN (Photo credit should read KIM JAE-HWAN/AFP/Getty Images)