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In this Jan. 6, 2012, photo released by the Korean Central News Agency and distributed in Tokyo by the Korea News Service, North Korean farmers hold a rally in support for the country's Worker's Party policies in Nampo, North Korea. (AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service)

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In this Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011 photo released by the Korean Central News Agency and distributed in Tokyo by the Korea News Service on Thursday, Dec. 29, North Korea's next leader Kim Jong Un, center, with officials, pays respects to late leader Kim Jong Il, during the funeral at Kumsusan Memorial Palace in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service)

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In this Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011 photo released by the Korean Central News Agency and distributed in Tokyo, Dec. 29, 2011 by the Korea News Service, mourners surround the hearse carrying the coffin of the late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il during his funeral procession through the streets of Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service)

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In this Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011 photo released by the Korean Central News Agency and distributed in Tokyo, Dec. 29, 2011 by the Korea News Service, North Korea's next leader, Kim Jong Un, front right, walks beside the hearse carrying the body of his late father and North Korean leader Kim Jong Il during the funeral procession in Pyongyang, North Korea. Behind Kim Jong Un, in order are Jang Song Thaek, Kim Jong Il's brother-in-law and vice chairman of the National Defense Commission and Workers Party officials Choe Thae Bok. At far right is Ri Yong Ho, the Vice Marshal of the Korean People’s Army. Behind him is People's Armed Forces Minister Kim Yong Chun. (AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service)

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In this Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011 photo released by the Korean Central News Agency and distributed in Tokyo, Dec. 29, 2011 by the Korea News Service, the hearse carrying late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il is driven past during his funeral procession in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service)

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In this Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011 photo released by the Korean Central News Agency and distributed in Tokyo by the Korea News Service, North Koreans gather in front of a huge portrait of their late leader Kim Jong-il to mourn his death in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service)

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In this undated photo from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency, leader Kim Il-sung and son Kim Jong-il (upper left) in his childhood observe the cockpit of a fighter aircraft. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP Images)

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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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In this photo released by Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service, fireworks explode during an evening celebration marking the 65th anniversary of North Korea's ruling Workers' Party in Pyongyang, North Korea on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010. (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'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)

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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. Kim Jong Il's younger sister, Kim Kyong Hui, a general in the Korean People's Army, stands at 4th right in front, and her husband Jang Song Thaek stands at 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, 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 undated photo released on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010 by Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service, North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, center in front, poses with senior Workers' Party officials in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service)

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In this undated photo released on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010, by Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service, North Korean Leader Kim Jong Il, right, poses for 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 in front of the Kumsusan Memorial Palace, in Pyongyang, North Korea. A north Korean newspaper which used the photo Thursday identified Kim Jong Un, the third son of Kim Jong Il, as being in the photo, believed to be at left. At center is Vice Marshal Ri Yong Ho. (AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service)

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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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In this photo released by Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service, North Korean youth dance to celebrate North Korean leader Kim Jong-il's re-election to the party's top position of general secretary in a Workers' Party meeting in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service)

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In this photo released by Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service, North Korean youth dance to celebrate North Korean leader Kim Jong Il's re-election to the party's top position of general secretary in Workers' Party meeting in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service)

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In this photo released by Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service, delegates to the ruling Worker's Party meeting make their way upon arriving at Pyongyang station in North Korea on Monday. North Korea holds its biggest political meeting in decades Tuesday, amid intense speculation that members of leader Kim Jong Il's family will assume key positions in the ruling party to solidify their rule for another generation. (Associated Press/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service)