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A South Korean K-1 tank fires live rounds on Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, during the nation's largest joint air and ground military exercises at the Seungjin Fire Training Field in mountainous Pocheon, South Korea, 20 miles from the Koreas' heavily fortified border. (AP Photo/Wally Santana, Pool)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS A government ship sails past the South Korean Navy's floating base at sunrise Wednesday near Yeonpyeong island, South Korea.

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South Korean protesters shout slogans during a rally denouncing the South Korea's live-fire drills on Yeonpyeong Island, in front of Defense Ministry in Seoul Monday, Dec. 20, 2010. (AP Photo/ Lee Jin-man)

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South Korean national flags fly near the barbed wire fence decorated with messages wishing for reunification of the two Koreas as tourists look at the north side at the Imjingak Pavilion near the border village of Panmunjom, the demilitarized zone (DMZ), in Paju, South Korea, Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010. South Korea said Saturday it will go ahead with artillery drills on a border island shelled by North Korea last month despite Pyongyang's threat to retaliate again, as Russia and China expressed concerns over tension on the volatile peninsula. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

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South Koreans wear gas masks during a civil defense drill simulating a North Korean attack near the border city of Paju, South Korea, on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

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Unidentified relatives of a crew member aboard a South Korean fishing boat that sank in the Antarctic Ocean arrive at the headquarters of Insung Corp., the owner of the ship, in Busan, South Korea, on Monday, Dec. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Min Young-kyun)

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South Korean marines ride on the back of a truck on Yeonpyeong Island, South Korea, on Friday, Dec. 10, 2010. South Korean President Lee Myung-bak is pushing the idea of Korean unification, even as tensions remain high two weeks after the North shelled a South Korean island, killing four and setting the region on edge. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Kim Ju-sung)

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AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, who was at the White House for a meeting with President Obama in October, said the South Korea free-trade deal reached last week does not go far enough to protect American jobs. (Associated Press)

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South Korean Marines patrol in the snow on Yeonpyeong Island, South Korea, Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010. The top U.S. military officer on Wednesday warned North Korea that the U.S. commitment to helping South Korea defend itself is "unquestioned," even as he pressed China to use its influence to rein in its ally Pyongyang. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Kim hyun-tae)

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Japanese Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara (left), Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and South Korean Foreign Minister Kim Sung-hwan observe a moment of silence for the victims of the latest attacks in South Korea by North Korea before the start of their trilateral meeting at the State Department on Monday. (Associated Press)

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South Korean Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin (second from right) talks with South Korean soldiers during a visit to a military base in the Demilitarized Zone between the two Koreas on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, in Paju, South Korea. (AP Photo/Yonhap)

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South Korean Trade Minister Kim Jong-hoon speaks about the U.S.-South Korean free-trade agreement during a press conference at the Foreign Ministry in Seoul on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

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** FILE ** South Korean President Lee Myung-bak has a briefing with the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Seoul on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010, as the military was put on top alert after North Korea's artillery attack on the South Korean island of Yeonpyeong. (AP Photo/Yonhap, File)

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South Korean football fans console each other after losing the bid for the 2022 World Cup, Friday, Dec. 3, 2010 in Gwacheon, South Korea. In the end Russia won the bid for 2018 and Qatar took 2022. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

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Gen. Hwang Eui-don, chief of the General Staff of the South Korean Army (right), patrols with soldiers along the fence of the Demilitarized Zone between the two Koreas in Paju, South Korea, on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Korea Pool)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS South Korean ships stage off of the coast of South Korea's Yeonpyeong Island on Sunday. The U.S. and South Korea prepared for war games Sunday as South Koreans demanded vengeance.

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South Korean soldiers take part in a military drill on scenic Mallipo Beach in western South Korea on Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

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A former South Korean underwater demolition team member shouts a slogan during an anti-government rally in front of the Defense Ministry in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010. (Photo: Associated Press)

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Former South Korean marines burn images of North Korean leader Kim Jong il, right, and his son Kim Jong Un, during a rally denouncing North Korea on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, in Seoul, South Korea. South Korea is gearing up for joint military maneuvers with the U.S. starting Sunday that are likely to keep tensions soaring following the attack on a South Korean island, which killed two two marines and two civilians. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

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South Korean marines carry a flag-draped casket containing the remains of a marine, killed in Tuesday's North Korean bombardment, during a funeral service at a military hospital in Seongnam, South Korea, on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)