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North Korea Celebrates Kim’s Birthday After Nuclear Test

North Korea commemorated the anniversary of late leader Kim Jong Il’s birth today, four days after testing a nuclear weapon in defiance of the international community.

Kim’s successor and youngest son Kim Jong Un visited his father’s grave at the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, according to the official Korean Central News Agency. Other state-run media released commentaries and dispatches on nationwide ceremonies in honor of the elder Kim, who died in December 2011.