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North Koreans observe a moment of silence as they bow before portraits of the late leaders Kim Il-sung (left) and Kim Jong-il on Kim Il-sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. Sirens wailed for three minutes at noon Monday in honor of the first anniversary of the death of Kim Jong-il. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)
Photo by: Jon Chol Jin
North Koreans observe a moment of silence as they bow before portraits of the late leaders Kim Il-sung (left) and Kim Jong-il on Kim Il-sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. Sirens wailed for three minutes at noon Monday in honor of the first anniversary of the death of Kim Jong-il. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)

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