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Kim Jong Il inspects artillery unit

2009-01-06 03:19:05 GMT2009-01-06 11:19:05 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Kim Jong Il (Front), top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), inspects Unit 1489 under the Artillery Command of the Korean People's Army in this undated picture released by Korean Central News Agency of the DPRK (KCNA) on Jan. 5, 2009. (Xinhua Photo)

Kim Jong Il (R), top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), inspects Unit 1489 under the Artillery Command of the Korean People's Army in this undated picture released by Korean Central News Agency of the DPRK (KCNA) on Jan. 5, 2009. (Xinhua Photo)

Soldiers clap hands to welcome Kim Jong Il, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), in this undated picture released by Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on Jan. 5, 2009. (Xinhua Photo)

Kim Jong Il (C, front), top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), has a group photo taken when inspecting Unit 1489 under the Artillery Command of the Korean People's Army (KPA) in this picture released by Korean Central News Agency of DPRK. (Xinhua Photo)

The troops of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) take firing training in this picture released by Korean Central News Agency of DPRK. (Xinhua Photo)

Kim Jong Il, the top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), inspected an artillery unit of the Korean People's Army (KPA) and urged the soldiers to defend "the cause of building a prosperous powerful nation," state media said Monday.

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