Left: Participants clap as tens of thousands of North Koreans attend a mass rally at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea, 4/8/09 to celebrate the April 5th launch of the country's rocket (AP/APTN). Right: South Korean protesters burn a mock rocket, North Korean flag, and portrait of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il during a rally against North Korea's rocket launch in Seoul, South Korea, 4/8/09 (AP/Ahn Young-joon).
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