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World’s largest K-pop festival kicks off in ChangwonSEPTEMBER 30, 2016 CHANGWON, South Korea, Sept. 30 (Yonhap) — International fans of Korean pop music gathered in the South Korean city of Changwon for the final of this year’s global K-pop singing and dance competition on Friday. International participants of “2016 K-POP World Festival in Changwon” stage a K-pop performance in Changwon, South Gyeongsang Province, on Sept. 30, 2016. (Yonhap) A total of 15 teams, who topped the preliminaries in the regional competitions in 65 countries around the world, made their last sprint for the top title in the 2016 K-POP World Festival in Changwon. Changwon is a city located some 398 kilometers southeast of Seoul. The annual K-pop competition, the largest of its kind, is hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, state-run television broadcaster KBS and the Korean Culture and Information Service to further spread “hallyu,” or the global following of Korean pop culture. International participants o…