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DPRK prepares for launching Kwangmyongsong-3 satellite (II)

2012-04-09 02:14:04 GMT2012-04-09 10:14:04(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Photo taken on April 8, 2012 shows the control and monitor center in Tongchang-ri base, Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). (Xinhua/Zhang Li)

Photo taken on April 8, 2012 shows the rocket for launching Kwangmyongsong-3 satellite installed on the launch pad in Tongchang-ri base, Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). (Xinhua/Zhang Li)

Photo taken on April 8, 2012 shows the rocket for launching Kwangmyongsong-3 satellite installed on the launch pad in Tongchang-ri base, Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). (Xinhua/Zhang Li)

Photo taken on April 8, 2012 shows a staff member introduces the situation to the journalists in control and command center in Tongchang-ri base, Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). (Xinhua/Zhang Li)

Photo taken on April 8, 2012 shows the rocket for launching Kwangmyongsong-3 satellite installed on the launch pad in Tongchang-ri base, Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). (Xinhua/Zhang Li)

DPRK announced last month its plan to launch the Kwangmyongsong-3 satellite to mark the 100th birthday of late leader Kim Il Sung, which has triggered global concerns.

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