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Former NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman (C) is surrounded by journalists as he arrives at the Beijing Capital International Airport to leave for Pyongyang, in Beijing, January 6, 2014. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Former NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman (C) is surrounded by journalists as he arrives at the Beijing Capital International Airport to leave for Pyongyang, in Beijing, January 6, 2014. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Former NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman (C) is surrounded by journalists as he arrives at the Beijing Capital International Airport to leave for Pyongyang, in Beijing, January 6, 2014. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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Former NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman (C) is protected by staff members as he arrives at the Beijing Capital International Airport to leave for Pyongyang, in Beijing, January 6, 2014. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Former NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman (C) is protected by staff members as he arrives at the Beijing Capital International Airport to leave for Pyongyang, in Beijing, January 6, 2014. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Former NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman (C) is protected by staff members as he arrives at the Beijing Capital International Airport to leave for Pyongyang, in Beijing, January 6, 2014. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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Former NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman talks to journalists as he arrives at the Beijing Capital International Airport to leave for Pyongyang, in Beijing, January 6, 2014. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Former NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman talks to journalists as he arrives at the Beijing Capital International Airport to leave for Pyongyang, in Beijing, January 6, 2014. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Former NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman talks to journalists as he arrives at the Beijing Capital International Airport to leave for Pyongyang, in Beijing, January 6, 2014. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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Former NBA basketball star Dennis Rodman (L) arrives at Pyongyang airport in Pyongyang, in this photo released by Kyodo January 6, 2014. REUTERS/Kyodo

Former NBA basketball star Dennis Rodman (L) arrives at Pyongyang airport in Pyongyang, in this photo released by Kyodo January 6, 2014. REUTERS/Kyodo

Former NBA basketball star Dennis Rodman (L) arrives at Pyongyang airport in Pyongyang, in this photo released by Kyodo January 6, 2014. REUTERS/Kyodo
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