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North Korean youths in traditional Korean outfit play instruments in front of the Pyongyang Grand Theatre in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Dec. 12, 2012, to celebrate a rocket launch. North Korea appeared to successfully fire a long-range rocket, defying international warnings as the regime of Kim Jong Un pushes forward with its quest to develop the technology needed to deliver a nuclear warhead. (Associated Press)

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North Korean youths in traditional Korean outfit play instruments in front of the Pyongyang Grand Theatre in Pyongyang, North Korea, to celebrate a rocket launch on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)

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**FILE** North Korean leader Kim Jong-un salutes during a mass military parade in the Kim Il-sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea, on April 15, 2012, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of the country's founder, Kim Il-sung. (Associated Press/Kyodo News)

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**FILE** A North Korean soldier salutes in front of the country's Unha-3 rocket, slated for liftoff between April 12-16, at Sohae Satellite Station in Tongchang-ri, North Korea, on April 8, 2012. (Associated Press)

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In this April 8, 2012, file photo, a North Korean soldier salutes in front of the country's Unha-3 rocket, slated for liftoff between April 12-16, at Sohae Satellite Station in Tongchang-ri, North Korea. North Korea may postpone the controversial launch of a long-range rocket that had been slated for liftoff as early as Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, North Korean state media said Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder, File)

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**FILE** North Korea's Unha-3 rocket stands April 8, 2012, at Sohae Satellite Station in Tongchang-ri, North Korea. (Associated Press/David Guttenfelder, File)

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A North Korean man scrapes snow from the monument of anti-Japanese revolutionary fighters on Mansu Hill in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Dec. 10, 2012. North Korea extended the launch period for a controversial long-range rocket by another week until Dec. 29, citing technical problems. (Associated Press/Kyodo News)

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North Korean men work atop a trolleybus in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Dec. 10, 2012. North Korea extended the launch period for a controversial long-range rocket by another week until Dec. 29, citing technical problems. (Associated Press/Kyodo News)

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Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force members walk by a ground-based Patriot Advanced Capability-3 interceptor deployed to prepare for North Korea's planned launch of a long-range rocket at the Defense Ministry in Tokyo on Dec. 10, 2012. (Associated Press/Kyodo News)

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**FILE** A North Korean soldier salutes in front of the country's Unha-3 rocket, slated for liftoff between April 12-16, at Sohae Satellite Station in Tongchang-ri, North Korea, on April 8, 2012. (Associated Press)

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A North Korean walks in front of portraits of North Korean founder Kim Il-sung (left) and late leader Kim Jong-ll in Kim Il-sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

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A North Korean walks in front of portraits of North Korean founder Kim Il-sung (left) and late leader Kim Jong-ll in Kim Il-sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

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** FILE ** In this April 8, 2012, file photo, North Korea's Unha-3 rocket stands at Sohae Satellite Station in Tongchang-ri, North Korea. The nation said Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, it will launch a long-range rocket between Dec. 10 and Dec. 22. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder, File)

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** FILE ** In this April 8, 2012, file photo, North Korea's Unha-3 rocket stands at Sohae Satellite Station in Tongchang-ri, North Korea. The nation said Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, it will launch a long-range rocket between Dec. 10 and Dec. 22. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder, File)

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In this July 25, 2012 file photo released by the Korean Central News Agency and distributed in Tokyo by the Korea News Service, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, accompanied by his wife Ri Sol Ju, waves to the crowd as they inspect the Rungna People's Pleasure Ground in Pyongyang, North Korea. The online version of China's Communist Party newspaper has hailed a report by The Onion naming Kim as the "Sexiest Man Alive" - not realizing it is satire. The People's Daily on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012 ran a 55-page photo spread on its website in a tribute to the round-faced leader, under the headline "North Korea's top leader named The Onion's Sexiest Man Alive for 2012." (AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service, File)

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A South Korean protester aims a toy gun at an effigy of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un that is set on a mock North Korean missile during an anti-North Korea rally denouncing the North's plan to launch a long-range rocket, in Seoul on Tuesday, March 20, 2012. North Korea vowed Sunday to go ahead with plans to launch the rocket, rejecting criticism in the West that it would scuttle recent diplomacy. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

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North Korea's new commander in chief, Kim Jong-un, waves as he walks ahead of Kim Yong-nam, president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly, after attending a concert to mark the 80th anniversary of the founding of the North Korean army, in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Wednesday, April 25, 2012. North Korea is armed with "powerful modern weapons" capable of defeating the United States, a top military chief in Pyongyang said Wednesday, a claim that matches the country's regular rhetoric but is questioned by experts. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

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This undated official portrait released on Thursday, April 12, 2012, by the Korean Central News Agency via the Korea News Service shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. KCNA said the image was published in the Worker's Party newspaper and was the first time an image of Kim Jong-un wearing a suit has been shown to the public. Mr. Kim was named first secretary of North Korea's ruling Workers' Party, a newly created post, at Wednesday's Workers' Party Conference. (AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service)

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In this Sunday, April 15, 2012, photo released by the Korean Central News Agency and distributed by the Korea News Service on April 16, 2012, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un acknowledges cheers during a mass military parade in Pyongyang's Kim Il-sung Square to celebrate the centenary of the birth of his grandfather, national founder Kim Il-sung, in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service)

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A South Korean protester hangs an effigy of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un near the North's mock missiles in Seoul on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, during an anti-North Korea rally denouncing the North's plan to launch a long-range rocket. North Korea vowed Sunday to go ahead with plans to launch the rocket, rejecting criticism in the West that it would scuttle recent diplomacy. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)