North Korea puts satellite in orbit with surprise rocket launch

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This monitor screen image taken and released Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) and distributed in Tokyo by the Korea News Service shows a graphic of an orbit of a satellite carried by the Unha-3 rocket that was launched from the launch site on the west coast, in the village of Tongchang-ri, North Korea. North Korea successfully fired a long-range rocket on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Korea Central News Agency via Korea News Service) JAPAN OUT UNTIL 14 DAYS AFTER THE DAY OF TRANSMISSION