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Last Updated: Friday, 12 March, 2004, 06:51 GMT
In pictures: Impeachment battle
Speaker Park Kwan-yong announces the impeachment
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A storm broke in the South Korean parliament when it impeached President Roh Moo-hyun.
Grappling MPs
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Loyal Uri Party MPs had done their best to resist the huge majority stacked against them.
Song Suck-chan, a Uri MP, hurls a ballot box
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As tempers boiled, some improvised with whatever came to hand in the chamber.
Uri MPs weep
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But the party's physical efforts to defend President Roh's office proved in vain.
Uri MP Kim Jong-ho pulls distraught comrade Lim Jong-suck aside after the vote
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Few could doubt the fierce loyalty the president inspires among his outnumbered supporters...
Uri MPs beg forgiveness from the nation
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...but the party still felt an apology was in order and MPs knelt before their nation.
Crashed jeep outside parliament
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Adding to the drama, an unidentified man rammed the parliamentary building with his jeep yelling "I'll kill you all" - before being led away.

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