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In this undated photo released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on Saturday, May 28, 2011, North Korean leader Kim Jong-il (center right), accompanied by his son Kim Jong-un (third from right), inspect the construction site of the Huichon Power Station in Jokang Do, North Korea. (AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service)

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** FILE ** North Korean leader Kim Jong-il (left) shakes hands with U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright at the Pae Kha Hawon Guest House in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Oct. 23, 2000. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder, Pool)

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** FILE ** In this Aug. 4, 2009, photo, former U.S. President Bill Clinton (left) meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong-il in Pyonggyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service)

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** FILE ** In this April 1981 photo, Kim Jong-il (left) gestures while taking a stroll with his father, North Korean leader Kim Il-sung, in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

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In this undated photo from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency, the country's leader, Kim Jong-il, is shown on a boat in North Korea. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP Images)

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In this undated photo from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency, a young Kim Jong-il works at the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP Images)

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In this undated photo from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency, leader Kim Il-sung and son Kim Jong-il (upper left) in his childhood observe the cockpit of a fighter aircraft. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP Images)

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In this undated photo from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency, a young Kim Jong-il rides a horse. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP Images)

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In this undated photo from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency, a young Kim Jong-il (second from right) appears in a souvenir picture with his friends. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP Images)

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In this undated photo from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency, a young Kim Jong-il (left) is pictured with his parents, Kim Jong-suk (right) and Kim Il-sung. (AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service)

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In this undated photo from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency, Kim Jong-iI (center) is pictured with his parents, Kim Jong-suk (left) and Kim Il-sung. (AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service)

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-il smiles in an undated photo from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP Images)

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** FILE ** North Korean leader Kim Jong-il salutes soldiers while watching a massive military parade marking the 65th anniversary of the communist nation's ruling Workers' Party in Pyongyang, North Korea, in October 2010. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)

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Farmers work in a field outside the eastern coastal city of Wonsan, North Korea, on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

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** FILE ** Glyn Davies, the U.S. special representative for North Korea affairs, speaks to journalists at a hotel after he met with Chinese officials in Beijing on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

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Stephen Bosworth, U.S. special envoy for North Korea policy, leaves his hotel for the second round of rare direct talks between North Korea and the United States in Geneva on Monday, Oct. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Keystone/Salvatore Di Nolfi)

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** FILE ** Glyn Davies, U.S. ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency, was named on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011, as the new U.S. envoy on North Korea. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak, File)

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The departure of State Department special envoy for North Korea Stephen Bosworth highlights a policy split within the Obama administration about how to deal with he rogue communist state. (Associated Press)

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U.N. humanitarian chief Valerie Amos (center left) shakes hands with North Korean Deputy Foreign Minister Pak Kil-yon on her arrival at the Pyongyang airport on Monday, Oct. 17, 2011. (AP Photos/APTN)

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** FILE ** Kim Jong-un, the son of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, attends a military parade marking the 65th anniversary of the ruling Workers' Party in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Oct. 10, 2010. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)