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North Korean soldiersREUTERS/KCNAHonour guards carry a floral basket sent by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a ceremony held on Sunday where new statues of late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il and the country’s founder Kim Il Sung were unveiled in the eastern coastal city of Wonsan, in this photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on December 23, 2013.

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