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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)

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Farmers work in a field outside the eastern coastal city of Wonsan, North Korea, on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

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** FILE ** Glyn Davies, the U.S. special representative for North Korea affairs, speaks to journalists at a hotel after he met with Chinese officials in Beijing on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

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Stephen Bosworth, U.S. special envoy for North Korea policy, leaves his hotel for the second round of rare direct talks between North Korea and the United States in Geneva on Monday, Oct. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Keystone/Salvatore Di Nolfi)

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** FILE ** Glyn Davies, U.S. ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency, was named on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011, as the new U.S. envoy on North Korea. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak, File)

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The departure of State Department special envoy for North Korea Stephen Bosworth highlights a policy split within the Obama administration about how to deal with he rogue communist state. (Associated Press)

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U.N. humanitarian chief Valerie Amos (center left) shakes hands with North Korean Deputy Foreign Minister Pak Kil-yon on her arrival at the Pyongyang airport on Monday, Oct. 17, 2011. (AP Photos/APTN)

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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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ROD LAMKEY JR./THE WASHINGTON TIMES Young women prepare posters depicting nightmarish labor-camp conditions to show at a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee hearing Tuesday titled "Human Rights in North Korea: Challenges and Opportunities."

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**FILE** South Korean nuclear envoy Wi Sung-lac (second from left) is escorted by officials upon his arrival at Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing on Aug. 25, 2011, for talks with his Chinese counterpart, Wu Dawei, on North Korea’s nuclear program. (Associated Press)

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North Korean workers unload emergency flood aid sent from the United States at the Pyongyang airport in North Korea on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011. The small but symbolic shipment of emergency aid for the flood-stricken North is the latest sign of a thaw in relations between the countries. (AP Photo/Associated Press Television News)

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North Koreans gather to send off the leisure boat Mangyongbong on a trial cruise to the Mount Kumgang resort from the port in Rason, North Korea, on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011. Since the North barred South Korean tourists from the luxury resort, known abroad as Diamond Mountain, North Korea has begun courting Chinese and other international visitors. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)