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** FILE ** In this Oct. 9, 2010, 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. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Yao Dawei)

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** FILE ** In this Oct. 10, 2010, photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong-il (right) and his son Kim Jong-un attend a massive military parade to mark the 65th anniversary of the communist nation's ruling Workers' Party in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)

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In this undated photo released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on Saturday, May 28, 2011, North Korean leader Kim Jong-il (center right), accompanied by his son Kim Jong-un (third from right), inspect the construction site of the Huichon Power Station in Jokang Do, North Korea. (AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service)

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Kim Jong-un was introduced to the world a year ago at a military parade marking the 65th anniversary of the ruling Workers' Party. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Kim Jong-un, the son of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, attends a military parade marking the 65th anniversary of the ruling Workers' Party in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Oct. 10, 2010. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)

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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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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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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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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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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)

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** FILE** 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. North Korean authorities confirmed to TV news agency APTN in Pyongyang that the man shown in the footage is Kim Jong Un. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)

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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's son Kim Jong Un, center in front, poses 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 front right and Defense Chief Kim Yong Chun stands at second right in front. (AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service)

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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 wearing sunglasses at center front and his third son Kim Jong Un wearing black suit, standing third from Kim Jong Il's 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 first from Kim Jong Il's left and Defense Chief Kim Yong Chun stands at second from Kim Jong Il's left. (AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service)