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South Korean President Lee Myung-bak (left) speaks with Chinese President Hu Jintao during a roundtable meeting at a G-20 summit in Cannes, France on Nov. 4, 2011. (Associated Press)

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U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta (left) and South Korean Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin shake hands during a joint press conference in Seoul on Oct. 28, 2011. (Associated Press)

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South Koreans stage a protest Wednesday against the free-trade agreement between South Korea and the United States near the U.S. Embassy in Seoul. Congress last week approved the long-pending agreement with Seoul, a landmark trade pact expected to bring the two allies closer together. (Associated Press)

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President Obama (left) listens as South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, wearing a Detroit Tigers baseball cap, speaks at the General Motors Orion assembly plant in Orion Township, Mich., on Oct. 14, 2011. (Associated Press)

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A South Korean protester participates in a rally against a free trade agreement between South Korea and the United States near the U.S. Embassy in Seoul on Oct. 12, 2011. (Associated Press)

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President Barack Obama offers a toast during a State Dinner with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak in the East Room at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama stand with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak and first lady Kim Yoon-ok as they welcome them to a State Dinner at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walk with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak and his wife Kim Yoon-ok as they welcome them to a State Dinner at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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A view of the East Room of White House where President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are hosting a state dinner for South Korean President Lee Myung-bak on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, left, shakes hands with Vice President Joe Biden after addressing a joint session of Congress at the Capitol, in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

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South Korean President Lee Myung-bak addresses a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Vice President Joe Biden, and South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, toast each other during a luncheon at the State Department in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

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President Barack Obama welcomed South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, to a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington D.C., October 13, 2011 (Mary F. Calvert/Special to the Washington Times)

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President Barack Obama and South Korean President Lee Myung-bak take part in a joint news conference, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, in the East Room of White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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President Barack Obama and South Korean President Lee Myung-bak take part in a joint news conference, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, in the East Room of White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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President Barack Obama and South Korean President Lee Myung-bak are welcomed by local school children during a rainy state arrival ceremony, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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President Barack Obama welcomes South Korean President Lee Myung-bak during a state arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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President Barack Obama speaks as he welcomes South Korean President Lee Myung-bak during a state arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Oct., 13, 2011. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

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President Barack Obama smiles as he welcomes South Korean President Lee Myung-bak during a rainy state arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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President Barack Obama welcomes South Korean President Lee Myung-bak during a state arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Oct., 13, 2011. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)