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Women work in the Kim Jong-suk Pyongyang Silk Mill in Pyongyang in this April 9, 2012 file photo. The factory is named after the wife of North Korea founder Kim Il-sung. REUTERS/Bobby Yip/Files

Women work in the Kim Jong-suk Pyongyang Silk Mill in Pyongyang in this April 9, 2012 file photo. The factory is named after the wife of North Korea founder Kim Il-sung. REUTERS/Bobby Yip/Files

Women work in the Kim Jong-suk Pyongyang Silk Mill in Pyongyang in this April 9, 2012 file photo. The factory is named after the wife of North Korea founder Kim Il-sung. REUTERS/Bobby Yip/Files
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North Koreans work on a paddy farm on an island located in the middle of the Yalu River, near the North Korean town of Sinuiju and the Chinese border city of Dandong, in this May 25, 2011 file picture. REUTERS/Jacky Chen/Files

North Koreans work on a paddy farm on an island located in the middle of the Yalu River, near the North Korean town of Sinuiju and the Chinese border city of Dandong, in this May 25, 2011 file picture. REUTERS/Jacky Chen/Files

North Koreans work on a paddy farm on an island located in the middle of the Yalu River, near the North Korean town of Sinuiju and the Chinese border city of Dandong, in this May 25, 2011 file picture. REUTERS/Jacky Chen/Files
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A North Korean soldier walks past from behind a fence on an island located in the middle of the Yalu River, near the North Korean town of Sinuiju and the Chinese border city of Dandong, in this May 25, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Jacky Chen/Files

A North Korean soldier walks past from behind a fence on an island located in the middle of the Yalu River, near the North Korean town of Sinuiju and the Chinese border city of Dandong, in this May 25, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Jacky Chen/Files

A North Korean soldier walks past from behind a fence on an island located in the middle of the Yalu River, near the North Korean town of Sinuiju and the Chinese border city of Dandong, in this May 25, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Jacky Chen/Files
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A bus driver prepares to start a media tour through Pyongyang in this April 11, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Bobby Yip/Files

A bus driver prepares to start a media tour through Pyongyang in this April 11, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Bobby Yip/Files

A bus driver prepares to start a media tour through Pyongyang in this April 11, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Bobby Yip/Files
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