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North Korea Launches Long-Range Rockets

North Korean rocket Unha-3, carrying the satellite Kwangmyongsong-3, lifts off from the launching pad in Cholsan County, North Pyongan Province, North Korea, on Dec. 12, 2012. (KNS/AFP/Getty Images)
North Korean rocket Unha-3, carrying the satellite Kwangmyongsong-3, lifts off from the launching pad in Cholsan County, North Pyongan Province, North Korea, on Dec. 12, 2012. (KNS/AFP/Getty Images)

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