Dennis Rodman in December, during one of his previous visits to North Korea. David Guttenfelder/AP hide caption

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Former basketball star Dennis Rodman at Beijing Capital International Airport on Tuesday, before his flight to Pyongyang, North Korea. Petar Kujundzic /Reuters /Landov hide caption

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