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In pictures: North Korea space launch

Apparent picture of rocket

North Korea has announced that it has put a satellite into orbit but US and South Korean officials later said the launch had failed.

North Korean TV announcer

TV reports in Pyongyang said the satellite was now transmitting data and revolutionary songs.

South Koreans watching the launch

South Koreans watched the launch on TV. Western powers say it was a cover for a long-range missile test.

Demonstration outside US embassy in Seoul

News of the launch triggered angry demonstrations in the South Korean capital, Seoul...

Japanese right-wing demonstration

...and in Tokyo, where a right-wing group raised Japanese flags.

Family members of Japanese kidnapped by North Korea

Family members of Japanese citizens kidnapped by North Korea also joined the protests.



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