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December 12, 2012
Jon Jin photo

North Korean youths in traditional Korean outfit play instruments in front of the Pyongyang Grand Theatre in Pyongyang, North Korea, to celebrate a rocket launch on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. North Korea appeared to successfully fire a long-range rocket Wednesday, defying international warnings as the regime of Kim Jong Un pushes forward with its quest to develop the technology needed to deliver a nuclear warhead.

Kim Hyon photo

North Koreans toast with beer after hearing the news of a rocket launch at the newly-built Mansukyo Restaurant Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea appeared to successfully fire a long-range rocket Wednesday, defying international warnings as the regime of Kim Jong Un pushes forward with its quest to develop the technology needed to deliver a nuclear warhead.