This is what transpired on the day of the deadly bombardment of the South Korean island in the West Sea and the days that followed.
On Tuesday, North Korea fires a barrage of artillery shells at Yeonpyeong Island between 2:34 and 2:55 p.m.
The South immediately returns around 80 shells at 2:47 p.m. and an exchange of fire kills two civilians and two South Korean marines.
The South Korean government orders civilians to leave the island.
On Wednesday, President Lee Myung-bak holds a telephone conversation with US President Barack Obama.
Yhe two leaders decide to go ahead with the joint naval drills scheduled between November 28th and December 1st in the West Seawith the participation of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier the USS George Washington.
President Lee also speaks by phone with Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan affirming cooperation and support to condemn the North's attacks.
On Thursday, South Korean Defense Minister Kim Tae-young resigns from his post.
The National Assembly on Thursday adopts a resolution condemning North Korea for its artillery attack and calls for tougher government actions against future provocations.
On Friday, the commander of US Forces in Korea, General Walter Sharpe pays a visit to Yeonpyeong Island to survey the aftermath of Tuesday's bombardment and to encourage South Korean troops stationed there.
Also on the same day, sounds of artillery fire is reportedly heard on Yeonpyeong coming from North Korea but no shells reach the island.
On Saturday, a funeral service is held for the two South Korean marines killed in Tuesday's attack.
Also on Saturday, a top Chinese official Dai Bingguo makes an unannounced visit to Seoul and meets with Foreign Minister Kim Sung-hwan.
On Sunday, joint naval drills between South Korea and the United States are held as planned.
And Chinese state councilor Dai Bingguo meets with President Lee for more than two hours which was originally only supposed to be a half-hour meeting.
The South Korean leader asks China to act "fairly and responsibly" on North Korea's provocations.
Kim Han-ul, Arirang News.