North Koreans Celebrate Rocket Launch, While South Koreans Flip Out [PHOTOS]

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It feels like the best day ever in North Korea and the worst day ever in South Korea after Pyongyang shocked the world by launching a rocket 1600 miles.The successful rocket launch was celebrated across the North — with festivities carefully staged by the dictator for the local AP bureau.

Meanwhile in the South they’re burning effigies of Kim Jong-un in wild protests.

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