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 Thursday, 19 December, 2002, 15:03 GMT
In pictures: South Korea votes
South Korea's voters went to the polls on Thursday to elect a new president. Liberal candidate Roh Moo-hyun narrowly won the race.

The campaign was dominated by the threat posed by North Korea, and by the economy. The two leading candidates sharply divided the generations.

Roh Moo-hyun's supporters erupt in victory after the results of the exit polls are announced
It was a night of triumph for Roh Moo-hyun's supporters

South Korean nuns have their IDs checked by Election Commission workers at a polling station in Busan
The election was billed as the closest in South Korea's history

An elderly woman casts her ballot in presidential elections at a polling station in Jeju Island, South Korea
The elderly tended to favour conservative Lee Hoi-chang, while many of the young supported liberal Roh Moo-hyun

Farmers riding a tractor arrive as other voters stand in line to enter a polling station in Imsil County, South Korea
The economy was a key issue in the poll

South Korean woman
"I voted for the candidate that would look after the working class"

South Korean man
"I think Mr Roh's sunshine policy to North Korea should be continued"

South Korean man
"I voted for Roh because he wants to move the administrative capital away from Seoul"

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