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Saturday, 14 December, 2002, 22:36 GMT
In Pictures: S Koreans march against US
About 50,000 South Koreans rallied in the capital Seoul in protest at the deaths of two teenage girls killed by US servicemen in a road accident - the largest demonstration to take place since the men were acquitted last month.

Protesters want the soldiers retried in a South Korean court and are also demanding changes in an agreement that governs the rights and conduct of about 37,000 US troops in the country.

Demonstrators stand on riot police vans outside the US embassy
Thousands of riot police prevented angry protesters from reaching the US embassy in Seoul

Protesters carry banners demanding US troops withdraw from South Korea
Some were demanding the outright withdrawal of all 37,000 US troops from the country

US flags are carried on top of a sea of protesters
As they reached the city hall, protesters started tearing up US flags

People tearing up US flags
The material disintegrated as people pulled from all directions

Women carry placards opposing military action against Iraq
Some protesters made clear their opposition to a US-led war against Iraq

Thousands gather at the city hall holding candles
Candles were lit in memory of the two 13-year-old girls killed by the soldiers

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