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  • South Korean conservative activists burn anti-North Korean placards during a protest denouncing North Korea's rocket launch, in Seoul on December 12, 2012.

    After rattling the world on Wednesday by putting a satellite into orbit, North Korea's next step will likely be a nuclear test, which would be the third conducted by the reclusive and unpredictable state.

  • South Korean conservative activists burn anti-North Korean placards during a protest denouncing North Korea's rocket launch, in Seoul on December 12, 2012.

    There was anger and dismay after North Korea launched a long-range rocket into orbit on Wednesday -- plenty of it in South Korea and Japan. There was also surprise.

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    Soldiers danced in Pyongyang's plazas as North Korea announced Wednesday that leader Kim Jong Un was named marshal, a title cementing his status atop the authoritarian nation's military as he makes key changes to the 1.2 million-man force.