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Last Updated:  Tuesday, 18 March, 2003, 13:22 GMT
In pictures: Asia's anti-war protests
Sydney Opera House personnel inspect the slogan No War painted on the Sydney icon
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Protesters in Australia made a bold statement against Canberra's decision to back war in Iraq
Young protesters hold anti-US posters during a demonstration in front of the British embassy in Jakarta
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Many in Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation, oppose war
Police stand guard behind an anti-war banner during a protest in front of the US embassy in Jakarta
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Protests have been peaceful so far, but there are fears of violent demonstrations if war starts
Policemen disperse Filipino protesters during an anti-US protest outside the US embassy in Manila
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Demonstrators in the Philippines clashed with riot police
Anti-war protesters light candles on top of giant peace sign during a protest outside the US embassy in Manila
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Others began a candle-lit vigil to mark the countdown to war
Protesters shout slogans during an anti-war rally in front of presidential palace in Seoul
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In South Korea there are fears that war in Iraq will raise tensions with North Korea


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