Kenneth Bae, an American tour guide and missionary serving a 15-year sentence in North Korea, speaks to The Associated Press on Monday. Bae and two other detained Americans urged the U.S. to send a high-level emissary to secure their release. Wong Maye-E/AP hide caption

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

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