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Kim Jong-il makes surprise China visit: sources

<p>Government cars leave the Wusong hotel in Jilin city where reclusive North Korean leader Kim Jong-il is rumoured to be staying with his son, August 26, 2010. REUTERS/Aly Song</p>

Government cars leave the Wusong hotel in Jilin city where reclusive North Korean leader Kim Jong-il is rumoured to be staying with his son, August 26, 2010. REUTERS/Aly Song

Government cars leave the Wusong hotel in Jilin city where reclusive North Korean leader Kim Jong-il is rumoured to be staying with his son, August 26, 2010. REUTERS/Aly Song

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<p>South Koreans watch a television screen with news showing North Korean leader Kim Jong-il's past news footage at the Seoul railway station August 26, 2010. The Korean characters on the screen read, "Kim Jong-il, sudden visit to China". REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak</p>

South Koreans watch a television screen with news showing North Korean leader Kim Jong-il's past news footage at the Seoul railway station August 26, 2010. The Korean characters on the screen read, "Kim Jong-il, sudden visit to China". REUTERS/Jo...more

South Koreans watch a television screen with news showing North Korean leader Kim Jong-il's past news footage at the Seoul railway station August 26, 2010. The Korean characters on the screen read, "Kim Jong-il, sudden visit to China". REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak

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<p>A police officer guards a section of a blocked road outside the Wusong hotel in Jilin city where reclusive North Korean leader Kim Jong-il is rumoured to be staying with his son, August 26, 2010. REUTERS/Aly Song</p>

A police officer guards a section of a blocked road outside the Wusong hotel in Jilin city where reclusive North Korean leader Kim Jong-il is rumoured to be staying with his son, August 26, 2010. REUTERS/Aly Song

A police officer guards a section of a blocked road outside the Wusong hotel in Jilin city where reclusive North Korean leader Kim Jong-il is rumoured to be staying with his son, August 26, 2010. REUTERS/Aly Song

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<p>Paramilitary policemen march past photographs of leader Kim Jong-il and his father Kim Il-sung displayed outside the North Korean embassy in Beijing, August 26, 2010. REUTERS/David Gray</p>

Paramilitary policemen march past photographs of leader Kim Jong-il and his father Kim Il-sung displayed outside the North Korean embassy in Beijing, August 26, 2010. REUTERS/David Gray

Paramilitary policemen march past photographs of leader Kim Jong-il and his father Kim Il-sung displayed outside the North Korean embassy in Beijing, August 26, 2010. REUTERS/David Gray

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<p>Police guard a section of a blocked road outside the Wusong hotel in Jilin city where reclusive North Korean leader Kim Jong-il is rumoured to be staying with his son, August 26, 2010. REUTERS/Aly Song</p>

Police guard a section of a blocked road outside the Wusong hotel in Jilin city where reclusive North Korean leader Kim Jong-il is rumoured to be staying with his son, August 26, 2010. REUTERS/Aly Song

Police guard a section of a blocked road outside the Wusong hotel in Jilin city where reclusive North Korean leader Kim Jong-il is rumoured to be staying with his son, August 26, 2010. REUTERS/Aly Song

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