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North Korean defector Park Sang-hak protests as police block his planned rally on a road in Paju, near the demilitarized zone, in South Korea on Monday, Oct. 22, 2012. South Korea has banned activists from launching propaganda leaflets into North Korea after the North threatened to attack. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

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North Korean defectors shout slogans as police officers block their planned rally on a road in Paju, near Demilitarized Zone, in South Korea, on Monday, Oct. 22, 2012. South Korea has banned activists from launching propaganda leaflets to North Korea after the North threatened to attack. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

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North Korean defector Park Sang-hak hurls anti-North Korea leaflets as police block his planned rally on a road in Paju, near the Demilitarized Zone, in South Korea on Monday, Oct. 22, 2012. South Korea banned activists from launching the propaganda leaflets to North Korea after the North threatened to attack. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

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In the dizzying world championships of the online battle arena game “League of Legends,” Taiwan’s Taipei Assassins defeated South Korea’s Azubu Frost in California on Saturday to claim the tournament’s $1 million grand prize. (Riot Games via Associated Press)

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In the dizzying world championships of the online battle arena game “League of Legends,” Taiwan’s Taipei Assassins defeated South Korea’s Azubu Frost in California on Saturday to claim the tournament’s $1 million grand prize. (Riot Games via Associated Press)

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South Korean soldiers stand guard at a traffic control gate near the truce village of Panmunjom, in the demilitarized zone that separates the two Koreas, in Paju, north of Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012. A North Korean soldier killed two of his superiors Saturday and defected to South Korea across the countries' heavily armed border in a rare crossing that prompted South Korean troops to immediately beef up their border patrol, officials said. (AP Photo/Bae Jung-hyun, Yonhap)

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South Korean soldiers stand guard at a traffic control gate near the truce village of Panmunjom, in the demilitarized zone that separates the two Koreas, in Paju, north of Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012. A North Korean soldier killed two of his superiors Saturday and defected to South Korea across the countries' heavily armed border in a rare crossing that prompted South Korean troops to immediately beef up their border patrol, officials said. (AP Photo/Bae Jung-hyun, Yonhap)

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“If we have some cracks in the bilateral relationship between Japan and Korea, then it will affect the whole security situation in Asia,” South Korean official Hong Sungmog said Tuesday. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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PSY — aka Park Jae-sang — a stocky, 34-year-old rapper from South Korea, dances to his “Gangnam Style” tune on the “Today” show in New York on Friday. (Invision via Associated Press)

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PSY — aka Park Jae-sang — a stocky, 34-year-old rapper from South Korea, dances to his “Gangnam Style” tune on the “Today” show in New York on Friday. (Invision via Associated Press)

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Wreckage of a Chinese ship sits on the shore after it slammed into rocks off the southern coast of South Korea near Jeju on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Kim Ho-chun)

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Wreckage of a Chinese ship sits on the shore after it slammed into rocks off the southern coast of South Korea near Jeju on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Kim Ho-chun)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS A wave breaks along a bridge off the southern port city of Busan, South Korea, as Typhoon Bolaven brings heavy rain and wind. The typhoon killed nine, caused cancellation of joint U.S.-South Korean military exercises and cut off power to 1.7 million homes and businesses.

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A wave breaks along a bridge off the southern port city of Busan, South Korea, as Typhoon Bolaven brings heavy rain and wind. The typhoon killed nine, caused cancellation of joint U.S.-South Korean military exercises and cut off power to 1.7 million homes and businesses. (Associated Press)

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Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S III, right, and Apple's iPhone 4S are displayed at a mobile phone shop in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Aug. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

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Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S III, right, and Apple's iPhone 4S are displayed at a mobile phone shop in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Aug. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

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An unidentified official talks to world doubles champions Yu Yang, left, and Wang Xiaoli, as South Korea's Jung Kyung-eun, right, and Kim Ha-na, listen during their women's doubles badminton match at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in London. Wang and Yu and their South Korean opponents were booed loudly at the Olympics on Tuesday for appearing to try and lose their group match in Wembley Arena to earn an easier draw. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

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Apple has been the world’s most valuable company since the end of last year, and its products continue to thrill its customers worldwide, including Baek Sung-min, 23, who was elated as he leaves an Apple store in Seoul in April on the first day the new iPad was available in South Korea. (DAPD via Associated Press)

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Park Guen-hye, speaking in Goyang, South Korea, on Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, at the national convention of South Korea's ruling Saenuri Party, was chosen as the conservative party’s presidential candidate. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

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Park Guen-hye, speaking in Goyang, South Korea, on Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, at the national convention of South Korea's ruling Saenuri Party, was chosen as the conservative party’s presidential candidate. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)