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S Korea hosts mass holiday speed dating

More than 20,000 people braved sub-zero temperatures to join pre-Christmas speed dating event in Seoul.
Last Modified: 24 Dec 2012 21:48

It is the day before Christmas, a time often spent with family and friends.

But in South Korea, the season is associated with romance. 

So when the idea of a mass speed dating event was floated on Facebook in Seoul, more than 20,000 people signed up.

Al Jazeera's Gerald Tan reports.

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