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In this undated photo released on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010 by Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service, North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, front right, and his third son Kim Jong Un, front left, pose with North Korean soldiers who participated in a coordinated drill of a military unit of the Korean People's Army at an undisclosed location in North Korea. North Korea's heir apparent observed military drills with his father, according to a state media report Tuesday, heralding a growing public profile for Kim Jong Un as he takes on a more prominent role in the reclusive nation. Chief of the General Staff of the Korean People's Army Ri Yong Ho stands at second right in front and Defense Chief Kim Yong Chun stands at second left in front. (AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service)

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In this Oct. 1, 2010, file photo, a South Korean worker watches a TV news program showing North Korean leader Kim Jong-il's third son Kim Jong-un as she waits to head to the North Korean city of Kaesong at the customs, immigration and quarantine office for North Korea near the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) of Panmunjom in Paju, South Korea. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)

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A man believed to be Kim Jong-un, heir apparent to North Korea's ailing Kim Jong-il, among party leaders is said to confirm the young man's status as successor. (Associated Press via Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service)

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South Koreans watch a TV news program showing a picture of a man believed to be Kim Jong Un, the third son of North Korean Leader Kim Jong Il, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

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In this Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010 image made from KRT video distributed by APTN Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010, delegates, including Kim Jong Un, front row right, the youngest son and heir apparent of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, clap hands during the ruling Workers' Party representatives meeting in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/KRT/APTN)

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The front page of North Korea's Rodong Sinmun newspaper of Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010 shows a group photo of senior North Korean officials, including Kim Jong Un, believed to be the third son of Kim Jong Il. The newspaper identified Kim Jong Un as being in the photo, in the front row, eighth from left. Kim Jong Il is at tenth left in the front row. (AP Photo)

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In this undated photo released on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010, by Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service, a man believed to be North Korean Leader Kim Jong Il's third son Kim Jong Un poses in a group photo with newly elected members of the central leadership body of the Workers Party of Korea (WPK) and the participants in the WPK Conference as well as his father, at Kumsusan Memorial Palace in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service)

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South Koreans at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul watch a TV news program showing the promotion of Kim Jong-un, the youngest son of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

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Associated Press South Korean protesters with portraits of North Korean strongman Kim Jong-il (right) and what is thought to be his third son, Kim Jong-un, shout slogans during a rally in Seoul in March 2009. There are no known verifiable photos of the younger Mr. Kim as an adult.