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In pictures: Olympic torch in S Korea

Kim Jung-Gil, president of South Korea's Olympic Committee, holds the torch at the Olympic Park in Seoul, 27 April , 2008

There have been skirmishes on the streets of Seoul as the Olympic torch made its way through the South Korean capital on the latest leg of its journey towards Beijing.

South Korean police try to block Chinese students rallying at the start of the Olympic torch relay in Seoul on 27 April, 2008

Eight thousand police were deployed along the route to separate thousands of Chinese students from anti-China demonstrators.

Chinese students wave flags during the Olympic torch relay in Seoul, 27 April, 2008.

The Chinese students waved flags and chanted slogans in support of their government. "One China!" they roared in reference to pro-Tibet protests in the city.

A Chinese student (C, white shirt) runs towards a South Korean demonstrator in Seoul, 27 April, 2008

Some threw objects and attacked protesters demonstrating against China's policy of repatriating North Korean refugees, many of whom face severe punishment when they arrive home.

A torch runner is escorted by police during the Olympic torch relay in Seoul, 27 April, 2008

Although one North Korean defector attempted to set himself on fire to stop the relay, the torch successfully completed its route around the city.

Yoon Tae-Wong (L) and mayor of Seoul Oh Sae-Hoon at the end of the relay at city hall in Seoul, 27 April, 2008

The Olympic flame will now move on to the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, for the next leg of the relay on Monday.



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