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** FILE ** South Korean President Lee Myung-bak attends a briefing at the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Seoul in November 2010 as the military was put on top alert after North Korea's artillery attack on a South Korean island of Yeonpyeong. (Associated Press)

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South Korean villagers watch smoke from South Korea's Yeonpyeong island near the border against North Korea Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010. North Korea fired artillery barrages onto the South Korean island near their disputed border Tuesday, setting buildings alight and prompting South Korea to return fire and scramble fighter jets. (AP Photo/Yonhap)

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In this image take from TV footage, smoke rises from South Korea's Yeonpyeong island near the border against North Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010. North Korea shot dozens of rounds of artillery onto the populated South Korean island near their disputed western border Tuesday, military officials said, setting buildings on fire and prompting South Korea to return fire and scramble fighter jets. (AP Photo/YTN via APTN)

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Houses are burned on South Korea's Yeonpyeong island near the border against North Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010. North Korea shot dozens of rounds of artillery onto the populated South Korean island near their disputed western border Tuesday, military officials said, setting buildings on fire and prompting South Korea to return fire and scramble fighter jets. (AP Photo/Yonhap)

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In this image take from TV footage, flames lit up just after artillery hit an area of South Korea's Yeonpyeong island near the border against North Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010. North Korea shot dozens of rounds of artillery onto the populated South Korean island near their disputed western border Tuesday, military officials said, setting buildings on fire and prompting South Korea to return fire and scramble fighter jets. (AP Photo/KBS via APTN)

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Smoke billow from Yeonpyeong island near the border against North Korea, in South Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010. North Korea shot dozens of rounds of artillery onto the populated South Korean island near their disputed western border Tuesday, military officials said, setting buildings on fire and prompting South Korea to return fire and scramble fighter jets. (AP Photo/Yonhap)

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A South Korean man watches a TV screen showing smoking from South Korea's Yeonpyeong island near the border of North Korea, at Seoul train station Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010. North Korea shot dozens of rounds of artillery onto the populated South Korean island near their disputed western border Tuesday, military officials said, setting buildings on fire and prompting South Korea to return fire and scramble fighter jets. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

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A TV screen shows a map of South Korea's Yeonpyeong island, center, in a news program at an electronics store in downtown Tokyo, Japan, Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010. North Korea fired artillery barrages onto a South Korean island near their disputed border Tuesday, setting buildings alight and prompting South Korea to return fire and scramble fighter jets. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

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South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, left, talks with Defense Minister Kim Tae-young, second from right, during a security meeting at the presidential house in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010. North Korea fired artillery barrages onto a South Korean island near their disputed border Tuesday, setting buildings alight and prompting South Korea to return fire and scramble fighter jets. (AP Photo/Yonhap)

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A TV shows image of South Korean President Lee Myung-bak in a news program at an electronics store in downtown Tokyo, Japan, Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010. North Korea fired artillery barrages onto a South Korean island near their disputed border Tuesday, setting buildings alight and prompting South Korea to return fire and scramble fighter jets. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

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People read extra edition of a newpaper reporting that North Korea fired artillery onto a South Korean island, in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010. North Korea bombarded South Korea's Yeonpyeong island near their disputed western border Tuesday, setting buildings ablaze and killing at least one marine after warning the South to halt military drills in the area, South Korean officials said. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

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South Koreans take moment of silence for South Korean marines killed in a North Korean bombardment during a rally against North Korea's attack onto South Korean island, in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010. North Korea shot dozens of rounds of artillery onto a populated South Korean island near their disputed western border Tuesday, military officials said, setting buildings on fire and prompting South Korea to return fire and scramble fighter jets. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

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Smoke billow from Yeonpyeong island near the border against North Korea, in South Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010. North and South Korea exchanged artillery fire Tuesday after the North shelled an island near their disputed sea border, killing at least two South Korean marines, setting dozens of buildings ablaze and sending civilians fleeing for shelter. (AP Photo/Yonhap)

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South Korean firefighters carry foods as they get on a boat for Yeonpyeong Island at a port in Incheon, west of Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010. North Korea shot dozens of rounds of artillery onto the populated South Korean island near their disputed western border Tuesday, military officials said, setting buildings on fire and prompting South Korea to return fire and scramble fighter jets. (AP Photo/ Lee Jin-man)

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South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, center, arrives with Defense Minister Kim Tae-young, second right, at the Joint Chiefs of Staff as the military was put on top alert after North Korea's artillery attack on South Korean island of Yeonpyeong, in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010. (AP Photo/Yonhap)

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

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Family members of Seo Jeong-woo, a Korean marine who was killed on South Korean Yeonpyeong Island by North Korea's artillery attack, react as they arrive at a military hospital in Seongnam, South Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010. North and South Korea exchanged artillery fire Tuesday after the North shelled an island near their disputed sea border, killing at least two South Korean marines, setting dozens of buildings ablaze and sending civilians fleeing for shelter in one the rivals' most dramatic military confrontations since the Korean War.(AP Photo/Yonhap).

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Smoke billow from Yeonpyeong island near the border against North Korea, in South Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010. North and South Korea exchanged artillery fire Tuesday after the North shelled an island near their disputed sea border, killing at least two South Korean marines, setting dozens of buildings ablaze and sending civilians fleeing for shelter. (AP Photo/Yonhap)

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A South Korean soldier walks by displays of mock North Korea's Scud-B missile, back right, and other South Korean missiles at Korea War Memorial Museum in Seoul, South Korea, on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010. North Korea shot dozens of rounds of artillery onto a populated South Korean island near their disputed western border Tuesday, military officials said, setting buildings on fire and prompting South Korea to return fire and scramble fighter jets. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

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A woman walks by a sign advertising Samsung's mobile phone Galaxy in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, April 7, 2011. Samsung Electronics said Thursday that sales rose during the first quarter though operating profit declined sharply, as buoyancy in semiconductors was offset by weakness in its liquid crystal display business and a tough pricing environment for its flagship tablet device.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)