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Mist covers the city of Pyongyang, North Korea on Friday, April 13, 2012. North Korea fired a long-range rocket early Friday, South Korean defense officials said, defying international warnings against a launch widely seen as a provocation. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

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This satellite image shows North Korea’s Tongchang-ri launch facility, including the launch pad (center left), the rocket engine test stand (bottom) and the assembly building (top in green) on the nation’s northwest coast on March 28, 2012. (Associated Press/DigitalGlobe)

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Paek Chang-ho (center), head of the General Launch Command Center, briefs journalists inside the center in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, on the Kwangmyongsong-3 satellite that is expected to be launched in the coming days. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

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Ryu Kum-chol, deputy director of space exploration in the Department of Space Technology of North Korea, speaks to the international media in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Tuesday, April 10, 2012. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

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South Korean soldiers watch a TV news program on Monday showing North Korea's Unha-3 rocket. North Korea moved all three stages of the long-range rocket into position for a controversial launch, vowing to push ahead with their plan in defiance of international warnings against violating a ban on missile activity. (Associated Press)

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South Korean soldiers at a Seoul train station watch a TV news program showing North Korea's Unha-3 rocket on Monday, April 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

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A police boat patrols near one of Japan's PAC-3 Patriot missiles, part of its ballistic-missile shield, in Okinawa this week in preparation for North Korea's rocket launch later this month. (Kyodo News via Associated Press)

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A rocket lifts off from Musudan-ri, North Korea, in 2009. A launch that year took an easterly path that sent the rocket directly over Japan's main island. (KRT via Associated Press)

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North Korea says this month's planned launch from its new Tongchang-ri launch facility on the country's west coast will send the satellite into a polar orbit. (Digital Globe via Associated Press)

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The Huichon Power Station in Huichon City, North Korea, some 155 miles north of the capital, Pyongyang, is seen during an opening ceremony for the facility on Thursday, April 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Kim Kwang Hyon)

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Television cameramen on April 3, 2012, film mobile Patriot missile launchers being transported to a Japan Air Self-Defense Force base from a port after arrival aboard a Japan maritime self-defense force transport ship on Miyakojima island in Okinawa Prefecture, southwestern Japan, in preparation for North Korea's rocket launch, expected to take place sometime between April 12-16. (Associated Press)

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"There is development within North Korea of a road-mobile [ICBM] system that we've observed," says Adm. Robert F. Willard, U.S. Pacific Command chief. (Associated Press)

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A Wednesday, March 28, 2012, satellite image provided by DigitalGlobe shows a parked trailer and dish antenna (top right) near the assembly building at North Korea’s Tongchang-ri Launch Facility, on the nation’s northwest coast. (AP Photo/DigitalGlobe)

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President Obama talks of reunification with North Korea during his visit to South Korea. President Lee Myung-bak is on hand. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** In this image made from KRT video, a rocket is lifted off from its launch pad in Musudan-ri, North Korea, on April 5, 2009. (Associated Press/KRT)

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** FILE ** North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and other officials bow before a portrait of the late leader Kim Jong-il during a ceremony to mark the 100th day after Kim's death at Kumsusan Palace in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Sunday, March 25, 2012. (AP Photo/KRT via AP Video)

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**FILE** President Obama looks through binoculars toward North Korea from Observation Post Ouellette in the Demilitarized Zone, the tense military border between the two Koreas, in Panmunjom, South Korea, on March 25, 2012. With Mr. Obama is Lt. Col. Ed Taylor (right), commander of the U.N. Command Security Battalion-Joint Security Area. (Associated Press)

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A South Korean protester aims a toy gun at an effigy of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, which is set on a mock North Korean missile during an anti-North Korea rally denouncing North's plan to launch a long-range rocket in Seoul on March, 20, 2012. (Associated Press)

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An effigy of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is put on a mock North Korean missile during an anti-North Korea rally in Seoul on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, to denounce the North's plan to launch a long-range rocket. (Associated Press)

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Ri Yong-ho, North Korea's senior nuclear negotiator, speaks to journalists outside the Diaoyutai state guest house in Beijing on Monday, March 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)