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A man believed to be Kim Jong-un, heir apparent to North Korea's ailing Kim Jong-il, among party leaders is said to confirm the young man's status as successor. (Associated Press via Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service)

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South Koreans watch a TV news program showing a picture of a man believed to be Kim Jong Un, the third son of North Korean Leader Kim Jong Il, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

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In this Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010 image made from KRT video distributed by APTN Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010, delegates, including Kim Jong Un, front row right, the youngest son and heir apparent of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, clap hands during the ruling Workers' Party representatives meeting in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/KRT/APTN)

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In this Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010 image made from KRT video distributed by APTN Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010, North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, center, arrives at North Korean ruling Workers' Party representatives meeting as North's No. 2 official Kim Yong Nam, left, and other participants applaud during the biggest political gathering in 30 years to elect new leaders in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/KRT/APTN)

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In this Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010 image made from KRT video distributed by APTN Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010, North Korean leader Kim Jong Il is seated during the ruling Workers' Party representatives meeting, the biggest political gathering in 30 years to elect new leaders, in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/KRT/APTN)

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In this Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010 image made from KRT video distributed by APTN Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010, participants to the North Korean ruling Workers' Party representatives meeting attend the biggest gathering in 30 years to elect new leaders in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/KRT/APTN)

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In this Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010 image made from KRT video distributed by APTN Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010, participants to the North Korean ruling Workers' Party representatives meeting clap hands during the biggest gathering in 30 years to elect new leaders in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/KRT/APTN)

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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, 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 Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010 photo released by Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service in Tokyo, North Koreans gather in Kim Il Sung Square during a ceremony hosted by the Pyongyang city to celebrate the re-election of their leader Kim Jong Il to the ruling party's top position, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service)

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North Korean head of delegate Col. Ri Sun Gyun, center, crosses the border line with other delegates for a military meeting at the south side of the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone (DMZ) that separates the two Koreas since the Korean War, north of Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. (AP Photo/ Shin So-young, Korea Pool)

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The front page of North Korea's Rodong Sinmun newspaper of Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010, shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, seated right, posing with senior Workers' Party officials in Pyongyang, North Korea. The newspaper identified the man seated at left as Kim Jong-un, the third son of Kim Jon-iI. The man at center is Vice Marshal Ri Yong-ho. (AP Photo)

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Delegates clap in unison during the ruling Workers' Party meeting in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010. The Korean Central News Agency said Kim Kyong-hui (third from right in the front row), sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, retained her position as a department director on the Central Committee and gained a new post as a member of the Central Committee's Political Bureau. (AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service)

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South Koreans at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul watch a TV news program showing the promotion of Kim Jong-un, the youngest son of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

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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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A South Korean newspaper bearing photos of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, center, and his late father Kim Il Sung, left, and a photo South Korean media says of Kim's youngest son Kim Jong Un, is displayed at a news stand in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010. North Korea's Kim Jong Il made his elusive youngest son a four-star general in a major promotion seen Tuesday as confirmation that he is slated to become the country's next leader. (AP Photo/ Lee Jin-man)

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South Korean protesters wearing masks of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, right, and what protesters say is Kim's youngest son Kim Jong Un hold a mock nuclear missile during a rally against the North's succession in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010. North Korea's absolute leader Kim appointed his youngest son as an army general, giving the son his first known official title in an apparent sign that he is being groomed as the country's next leader. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Lim Hun-jung)

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In this 1966 image made from file television footage, then North Korea's leader Kim Il Sung, center, delivers speech at North Korea's Congress of Workers' Party of Korea, in Pyongyang, North Korea. The official Korean Central News Agency announced last week the ruling Workers' Party would hold a conference Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010 to select its "supreme leadership body." (AP Photo/APTN)

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In this 1966 image made from file television footage, North Korea's Kim Il Sung delivers speech at North Korea's Congress of Workers' Party of Korea, in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/APTN)