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July 11, 2008
A South Korean protester shouts slogans as he holds a candle during a demonstration against U.S. beef imports in Seoul. South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak, whose new conservative government has been rocked by weeks of street protests, vowed to listen to the people but also stressed the rule of law. South Korea suspended U.S. beef imports in 2003 after a mad cow case. In April it reached a deal with Washington to resume them in hopes of paving the way for a wider free trade agreement.