North Koreans Celebrate Rocket Launch
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South Korean activists in Seoul hold anti-North Korean signs during a protest denouncing the North's rocket launch. The launch demonstrates a new ballistic missile capability that raises the stakes over Pyongyang's nuclear program and poses a direct threat to the United States, some analysts say.
North Korea successfully launched a rocket Wednesday to put a satellite in orbit, it said, though other countries like the United States viewed it as a "provocative" move.