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**FILE** South Korean activists and defectors from North Korea release balloons with the words "Overthrow Kim Jong-il Dictatorship" in Korean and with leaflets condemning the North Korean leader during a rally at the Imjingak pavilion near the border village of Panmunjom, South Korea, on Feb. 16, the North's national holiday celebrating Mr. Kim's birthday. (Associated Press)

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'DEAR LEADER': An image of North Korea's designated leader-to-be, Kim Jong-un (center), is shown on a screen during a performance celebrating the 69th birthday of Mr. Kim's father and current leader, Kim Jong-il. Outside information is increasingly penetrating into the secretive state. (Kyodo News via Associated Press)

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Tens of thousands of North Koreans attend a New Year's rally to display loyalty to leader Kim Jong-il in the central Kim Il-sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Monday, Jan. 3, 2011. (AP Photo/APTN)

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Illustration: Kim Jong-il by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

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South Korean military veterans burn banners against North Korean leader Kim Jong-il and his son Kim Jong-un during a protest in Seoul on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

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Former South Korean marines burn images of North Korean leader Kim Jong il, right, and his son Kim Jong Un, during a rally denouncing North Korea on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, in Seoul, South Korea. South Korea is gearing up for joint military maneuvers with the U.S. starting Sunday that are likely to keep tensions soaring following the attack on a South Korean island, which killed two two marines and two civilians. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

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Protesters march with defaced portraits of North Korea leader Kim Jong Il, left, and his son Kim Jong Un, denouncing North Korea's artillery barrages targeting Yeonpyeong island Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010 in Seoul, South Korea. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

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North Korea leader Kim Jong Il, left, walks by his son Kim Jong Un on the balcony as they attend a massive military parade marking the 65th anniversary of the communist nation's ruling Workers' Party in Pyongyang, North Korea on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010. This year's celebration comes less than two weeks after Kim Jong Il's re-election to the party's top post and the news that his 20-something son would succeed his father and grandfather as leader. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

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In this undated photo released by Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, Kim Jong Un, center, the third son of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il inspects the newly-built State Theater in Pyongyang, North Korea's capital. (AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service)

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In this undated photo released by Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, left, stands on the stage during his inspection of the newly-built State Theater in Pyongyang, North Korea's capital. (AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service)

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North Korea leader Kim Jong Il's son Kim Jong Un attends a massive military parade marking the 65th anniversary of the communist nation's ruling Workers' Party in Pyongyang, North Korea on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Il salutes soldiers while watching a massive military parade marking the 65th anniversary of the communist nation's ruling Workers' Party in Pyongyang, North Korea on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

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In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, Kim Jong Un, the third son of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, applauds while watching the Arirang mass games performance staged to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the founding of the Workers' Party of Korea, in Pyongyang, North Korea, Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Yao Dawei)

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In this photo taken on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010 released by China's Xinhua News Agency, North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, thrid from right,and Zhou Yongkang, second from right, a member of China's Politburo, wave as they watch the Arirang mass games performance staged to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the founding of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) in Pyongyang, North Korea. Accompanying them are: Kim Jong Un, second from left in dark suit, the third son of Kim Jong Il, and Kim Yong Nam, right, the president of the country's parliament. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Yao Dawei)

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North Korea leader Kim Jong Il's son Kim Jong Un attend a massive military parade marking the 65th anniversary of the communist nation's ruling Workers' Party in Pyongyang, North Korea on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010. This year's celebration comes less than two weeks after Kim Jong Il's re-election to the party's top post and the news that his 20-something son would succeed his father and grandfather as leader. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

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North Korea leader Kim Jong Il, right, and his son Kim Jong Un, left, salute from the balcony as they attend a massive military parade marking the 65th anniversary of the communist nation's ruling Workers' Party in Pyongyang, North Korea on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010. This year's celebration comes less than two weeks after Kim Jong Il's re-election to the party's top post and the news that his 20-something son would succeed his father and grandfather as leader. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

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In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, right, and his third son Kim Jong Un, center, applaud before a massive military parade celebrating the 65th anniversary of the communist nation's Workers' Party, in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Yao Dawei)

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** FILE ** North Korea leader Kim Jong-il (right) and his son Kim Jong-un (left) salute from a balcony as they attend a massive military parade marking the 65th anniversary of the communist nation's ruling Workers' Party in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010. This year's celebration came less than two weeks after Kim Jong-il's re-election to the party's top post and the news that his 20-something son would succeed his father and grandfather as leader. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

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A North Korean defector shouts slogans next to a placard showing photos of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, center, his late father Kim Il-sung, left, and his youngest son Kim Jong-un, during a rally against the North's succession in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Oct. 8, 2010. The letters on a banner read "We denounce the family's succession through three generations." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)