North Korean Leader Holds Rally

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un salutes as he watches a military parade to mark 100 years since the birth of the country's founder and his grandfather, Kim Il-Sung, in Pyongyang on April 15, 2012.  The commemorations came just two days after a satellite launch timed to mark the centenary fizzled out embarrassingly when the rocket apparently exploded within minutes of blastoff and plunged into the sea.    AFP PHOTO / Ed Jones (Photo credit should read Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)

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    In his first public speech, Kim Jong-un spoke Sunday at a ceremony in the capital of Pyongyang for his deceased grandfather, Kim Il-sung. The North Korean leader, about whom little is known, delivered his speech before tens of thousands and said that the military would continue to be the country’s “first, second, and third” priorities. The speech came days after a missile launch that had kept the world on edge, but ended with the rocket falling to pieces over the Yellow Sea. The leader had not made a public address since assuming power after the death of his father, Kim Jong-il, in December.

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