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KCNA handout photo taken on January 31, 2014 shows North Koreans visiting the statues of Kim II-Sung and Kim Jong-II to celebrate the Lunar New Year in Pyongyang
Seoul (AFP) - North Korea celebrated the birth anniversary of late leader Kim Jong-II Sunday after promoting key military officials including the chief of its rocket unit, state media said.
The latest round of military promotions -- often announced on key political anniversaries -- came as the North celebrated Jong-II's birthday.
The country marks the birthdays of both late leaders -- Jong-II's on February 16 and his father Kim II-Sung's on April 15 -- as major national holidays.
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