Friday Photo: Prostitutes protest in Seoul

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA – SEPTEMBER 22: South Korean prostitutes hide their identities as they participate in a rally on September 22, 2005 in Seoul, South Korea. Nearly seven years after tough laws began driving thousands of South Korean prostitutes out of business, sex workers of the red-light district are fighting back, spurred by what they ...

By , a former associate editor at Foreign Policy.
Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images
Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images
Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - SEPTEMBER 22: South Korean prostitutes hide their identities as they participate in a rally on September 22, 2005 in Seoul, South Korea. Nearly seven years after tough laws began driving thousands of South Korean prostitutes out of business, sex workers of the red-light district are fighting back, spurred by what they say is an unprecedented campaign of police harassment.

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA – SEPTEMBER 22: South Korean prostitutes hide their identities as they participate in a rally on September 22, 2005 in Seoul, South Korea. Nearly seven years after tough laws began driving thousands of South Korean prostitutes out of business, sex workers of the red-light district are fighting back, spurred by what they say is an unprecedented campaign of police harassment.

Joshua Keating was an associate editor at Foreign Policy. Twitter: @joshuakeating

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