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North Korea leader Kim Jong-un waves to the crowd during a military parade to celebrate the centenary of the birth of North Korea founder Kim Il-sung in Pyongyang April 15, 2012. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

North Korea leader Kim Jong-un waves to the crowd during a military parade to celebrate the centenary of the birth of North Korea founder Kim Il-sung in Pyongyang April 15, 2012. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

North Korea leader Kim Jong-un waves to the crowd during a military parade to celebrate the centenary of the birth of North Korea founder Kim Il-sung in Pyongyang April 15, 2012. REUTERS/Bobby Yip
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A soldier salutes from a military vehicle during a military parade to celebrate the centenary of the birth of North Korea's founder Kim Il-sung in Pyongyang April 15, 2012. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

A soldier salutes from a military vehicle during a military parade to celebrate the centenary of the birth of North Korea's founder Kim Il-sung in Pyongyang April 15, 2012. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

A soldier salutes from a military vehicle during a military parade to celebrate the centenary of the birth of North Korea's founder Kim Il-sung in Pyongyang April 15, 2012. REUTERS/Bobby Yip
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A rocket is carried by a military vehicle during a military parade to celebrate the centenary of the birth of North Korea's founder Kim Il-sung in Pyongyang April 15, 2012. REUTERS/Bobby YiP

A rocket is carried by a military vehicle during a military parade to celebrate the centenary of the birth of North Korea's founder Kim Il-sung in Pyongyang April 15, 2012. REUTERS/Bobby YiP

A rocket is carried by a military vehicle during a military parade to celebrate the centenary of the birth of North Korea's founder Kim Il-sung in Pyongyang April 15, 2012. REUTERS/Bobby YiP
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Soldiers on horseback take part in a military parade to celebrate the centenary of the birth of North Korea's founder Kim Il-sung in Pyongyang April 15, 2012. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Soldiers on horseback take part in a military parade to celebrate the centenary of the birth of North Korea's founder Kim Il-sung in Pyongyang April 15, 2012. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Soldiers on horseback take part in a military parade to celebrate the centenary of the birth of North Korea's founder Kim Il-sung in Pyongyang April 15, 2012. REUTERS/Bobby Yip
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Soldiers march past the podium during a military parade to celebrate the centenary of the birth of North Korea's founder Kim Il-sung in Pyongyang April 15, 2012. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Soldiers march past the podium during a military parade to celebrate the centenary of the birth of North Korea's founder Kim Il-sung in Pyongyang April 15, 2012. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Soldiers march past the podium during a military parade to celebrate the centenary of the birth of North Korea's founder Kim Il-sung in Pyongyang April 15, 2012. REUTERS/Bobby Yip
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Photographers take pictures as anti-North Korean activists with former North Korean defectors release balloons containing leaflets and CDs denouncing Pyongyang towards North Korea, near the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas at Imjingak pavillion in Paju, north of Seoul April 15, 2012. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won

Photographers take pictures as anti-North Korean activists with former North Korean defectors release balloons containing leaflets and CDs denouncing Pyongyang towards North Korea, near the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas at Imjingak...more

Photographers take pictures as anti-North Korean activists with former North Korean defectors release balloons containing leaflets and CDs denouncing Pyongyang towards North Korea, near the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas at Imjingak pavillion in Paju, north of Seoul April 15, 2012. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won
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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (2nd L) smiles next to President of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of North Korea Kim Yong-nam (R) during a mass parade to celebrate founder Kim Il-sung's 100th birthday in Pyongyang in this still image taken from video April 15, 2012. REUTERS/KRT via Reuters TV

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (2nd L) smiles next to President of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of North Korea Kim Yong-nam (R) during a mass parade to celebrate founder Kim Il-sung's 100th birthday in Pyongyang in this still image...more

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (2nd L) smiles next to President of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of North Korea Kim Yong-nam (R) during a mass parade to celebrate founder Kim Il-sung's 100th birthday in Pyongyang in this still image taken from video April 15, 2012. REUTERS/KRT via Reuters TV
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North Korean soldiers take part in a mass parade to celebrate founder Kim Il-sung's 100th birthday in Pyongyang in this still image taken from video April 15, 2012. REUTERS/KRT via Reuters TV

North Korean soldiers take part in a mass parade to celebrate founder Kim Il-sung's 100th birthday in Pyongyang in this still image taken from video April 15, 2012. REUTERS/KRT via Reuters TV

North Korean soldiers take part in a mass parade to celebrate founder Kim Il-sung's 100th birthday in Pyongyang in this still image taken from video April 15, 2012. REUTERS/KRT via Reuters TV
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Anti-North Korean leaflets are seen in a balloon before anti-North Korean activists with former North Korean defectors release balloons containing the leaflets and CDs denouncing Pyongyang towards North Korea, near the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas at Imjingak pavillion in Paju, north of Seoul April 15, 2012. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won

Anti-North Korean leaflets are seen in a balloon before anti-North Korean activists with former North Korean defectors release balloons containing the leaflets and CDs denouncing Pyongyang towards North Korea, near the demilitarized zone separating...more

Anti-North Korean leaflets are seen in a balloon before anti-North Korean activists with former North Korean defectors release balloons containing the leaflets and CDs denouncing Pyongyang towards North Korea, near the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas at Imjingak pavillion in Paju, north of Seoul April 15, 2012. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won
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Balloons containing leaflets and CDs denouncing Pyongyang are seen after anti-North Korean activists with former North Korean defectors released them towards North Korea, near the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas at Imjingak pavillion in Paju, north of Seoul April 15, 2012. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won

Balloons containing leaflets and CDs denouncing Pyongyang are seen after anti-North Korean activists with former North Korean defectors released them towards North Korea, near the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas at Imjingak pavillion in...more

Balloons containing leaflets and CDs denouncing Pyongyang are seen after anti-North Korean activists with former North Korean defectors released them towards North Korea, near the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas at Imjingak pavillion in Paju, north of Seoul April 15, 2012. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won
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State media film North Korea leader Kim Jong-un (L) waving to soldiers and civilians during a ceremony at a stadium in Pyongyang April 14, 2012, one day before the centenary of the birth of North Korea founder Kim Il-sung on Sunday. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

State media film North Korea leader Kim Jong-un (L) waving to soldiers and civilians during a ceremony at a stadium in Pyongyang April 14, 2012, one day before the centenary of the birth of North Korea founder Kim Il-sung on Sunday. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

State media film North Korea leader Kim Jong-un (L) waving to soldiers and civilians during a ceremony at a stadium in Pyongyang April 14, 2012, one day before the centenary of the birth of North Korea founder Kim Il-sung on Sunday. REUTERS/Bobby Yip
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Rockets are carried by military vehicles during a military parade to celebrate the centenary of the birth of North Korea's founder Kim Il-sung in Pyongyang April 15, 2012. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Rockets are carried by military vehicles during a military parade to celebrate the centenary of the birth of North Korea's founder Kim Il-sung in Pyongyang April 15, 2012. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Rockets are carried by military vehicles during a military parade to celebrate the centenary of the birth of North Korea's founder Kim Il-sung in Pyongyang April 15, 2012. REUTERS/Bobby Yip
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