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In this image made from television and provided by CCTV, China's state broadcaster, a North Korean man reacts to the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Monday, Dec. 19, 2011. (AP Photo/CCTV)

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Hundreds of North Koreans gather in front of a giant statue of former leader Kim Il-Sung in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Monday, Dec. 19, 2011, to mourn the death of Kim Jong-il. (AP Photo/APTN)

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Women collapse in tears as North Koreans gather on Monday, Dec. 19, 2011, in Pyongyang, North Korea, after learning of the death of their leader, Kim Jong-il. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

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

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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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** FILE ** In this July 26, 2001, photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong-il rings a bell that was presented to him at the Khasan railway station. (AP Photo/Igor Kochetkov, File)

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** FILE ** Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) greets North Korean leader Kim Jong-il during their meeting in Vladivostok, Russia, on Aug. 23, 2002. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, 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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** FILE ** North Korean leader Kim Jong-il (left) shakes hands with U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright at the Pae Kha Hawon Guest House in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Oct. 23, 2000. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder, Pool)

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** FILE ** In this Aug. 4, 2009, photo, former U.S. President Bill Clinton (left) meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong-il in Pyonggyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service)

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** FILE ** In this April 1981 photo, Kim Jong-il (left) gestures while taking a stroll with his father, North Korean leader Kim Il-sung, in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

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In this undated photo from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency, the country's leader, Kim Jong-il, is shown on a boat in North Korea. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP Images)

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In this undated photo from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency, a young Kim Jong-il works at the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP Images)

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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 from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency, a young Kim Jong-il rides a horse. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP Images)

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In this undated photo from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency, a young Kim Jong-il (second from right) appears in a souvenir picture with his friends. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP Images)

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In this undated photo from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency, a young Kim Jong-il (left) is pictured with his parents, Kim Jong-suk (right) and Kim Il-sung. (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, Kim Jong-iI (center) is pictured with his parents, Kim Jong-suk (left) and Kim Il-sung. (AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service)

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-il smiles in an undated photo from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP Images)

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** FILE ** 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, in October 2010. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)