North Koreans play with a balloon as they wait outside Pyongyang stadium for the countdown to the new year on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 , Pyongyang, North Korea. North Koreans celebrated the arrival of the new year, marked as “Juche 102” on North Korean calendars. “Juche” means “self reliance,” the North Korean ideology of independence promoted by North Korean founder Kim Il Sung, and modern-day North Korean calendars start with the year of his birth in 1912. (AP Photo/Kim Kwang Hyon)

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North Koreans play with a balloon as they wait outside Pyongyang stadium for the countdown to the new year on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 , Pyongyang, North Korea. North Koreans celebrated the arrival of the new year, marked as “Juche 102” on North Korean calendars. “Juche” means “self reliance,” the North Korean ideology of independence promoted by North Korean founder Kim Il Sung, and modern-day North Korean calendars start with the year of his birth in 1912. (AP Photo/Kim Kwang Hyon)
North Koreans play with a balloon as they wait outside Pyongyang stadium for the countdown to the new year on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 , Pyongyang, North Korea. North Koreans celebrated the arrival of the new year, marked as “Juche 102” on North Korean calendars. “Juche” means “self reliance,” the North Korean ideology of independence promoted by North Korean founder Kim Il Sung, and modern-day North Korean calendars start with the year of his birth in 1912. (AP Photo/Kim Kwang Hyon)
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