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In this image released by North Korea's Central News Agency, leader Kim Jong Un is said to be using a pair of binoculars to look south during an inspection of a front-line army unit. /Xinhua /Landov hide caption

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From 'Morning Edition': Louisa Lim reports

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (right) claps during a ceremony unveiling statues honoring his grandfather and father, Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, respectively, in Pyongyang last April. Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Google's Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt (left) arrives at Pyongyang International Airport on Monday. There is speculation that Schmidt's presence in North Korea could have an upside for Google by positioning Schmidt as the company's global ambassador. David Guttenfelder/AP hide caption

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An image, from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), of what's said to be the launch on Wednesday. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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This image from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency shows the long-range rocket Unha-3 as seen at a satellite control center prior to Wednesday's successful launch. KCNA via KNS/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A North Korean military band performed today in Pyongyang to celebrate the country's rocket launch. Other nations, though, condemned the launch. Kyodo /Reuters /Landov hide caption

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