North Korea calls long-range rocket launch a success

The White House called North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket a "highly provocative act that threatens regional security," and even the North's most important ally, China, expressed regret.  

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    Dec. 12, 2012: A screen shows a rocket being launched from a launch pad at the West Sea Satellite Launch Site, at North Korea's satellite control centre in Cholsan county, North Pyongan province, in this photo released by Kyodo.
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    Dec. 12, 2012: A screen shows a rocket being launched from an onboard camera at the West Sea Satellite Launch Site, at North Korea's satellite control centre in Cholsan county, North Pyongan province, in this photo released by Kyodo. 
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    Dec. 12, 2012: North Korean scientists work as a screen shows the Unha-3 (Milky Way 3) rocket being launched from a launch pad at the West Sea Satellite Launch Site, at the satellite control centre in Cholsan county, North Pyongan province in this picture released by the North's official KCNA news agency in Pyongyang.
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    Dec. 12, 2012: A screen shows the Unha-3 (Milky Way 3) rocket being launched from a launch pad at the North Korea's West Sea Satellite Launch Site, at the satellite control centre in Cholsan county, North Pyongan province in this picture released by the official KCNA news agency in Pyongyang.
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    Dec. 12, 2012: A screen shows the Unha-3 (Milky Way 3) rocket being launched from a launch pad at the North Korea's West Sea Satellite Launch Site, at satellite control centre in Cholsan county, North Pyongan province in this picture released by the official KCNA news agency in Pyongyang.
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    Dec. 12, 2012: Various images shown on screens at the General Satellite Control and Command Center show the launch of North Korea's Unha-3 rocket, in Pyongyang, North Korea. 
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    Dec. 12, 2012: Scientists and technicians work on their computers to control the launch of North Korea's Unha-3 rocket at the General Satellite Control and Command Center, in Pyongyang, North Korea. 
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