Surprise, surprise! The Olympic Torch has begun its relay through North Korea, and there are no protests at all. The AP reports:
Assured of a trip free of anti-Chinese protests, the Olympic torch made its first-ever relay run Monday in authoritarian North Korea.
An attentive and peaceful crowd of thousands watched the start of the relay in Pyongyang, some waving Chinese flags, footage from broadcaster APTN showed. The event was presided over by the head of the country's rubber-stamp parliament, Kim Yong Nam, who often acts as a ceremonial state leader.