Lights out in Seoul as South Korea clamps down on energy use

The bustling entertainment districts of one of Asia's largest cities, Seoul, were pitched into darkness on Tuesday as the government clamped down on energy use to cope with rising oil prices.

Neon signs and outdoor lights were ordered to be switched off in the business and entertainment districts of the South Korean capital in a tangible sign of how the oil price rise is hurting the resource-starved country.

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