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Taboo North Korean flag raised in South for Olympics

North Korea's national flag was raised in the South Thursday for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, organisers said, after an exemption came into force to avoid breaching Seoul's tough national security law. The two Koreas are still technically at war as the 1950-53 Korean conflict ended in an armistice, not a peace treaty. Under the security legislation, praise for the North is illegal, punishable by up to seven years in prison, and displaying the country's red, white and blue flag is considered a violation.
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