High-ranking North Korean party and military official Choe Ryong Hae, front right, shakes hands with officials as he departs for China as a special envoy of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, at ... more 
High-ranking North Korean party and military official Choe Ryong Hae, front right, shakes hands with officials as he departs for China as a special envoy of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, at Pyongyang airport, North Korea Wednesday, May 22, 2013. The trip by Choe, a vice marshal who is director of the General Political Bureau of the Korean People's Army, is the highest-profile visit by a North Korean official to neighboring China this year and takes place at as Beijing is under pressure to rein in Pyongyang’s provocations. (AP Photo/ Kim Kwang Hyon) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Kim Kwang Hyon
Wed, May 22, 2013 12:28 AM EDT