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North Korea says leader Kim Jong Un promoted to marshal, military's highest rank

FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2012 file photo released by Korean Central News Agency and distributed by Korea News Service, North Korea's new leader Kim Jong Un, left, applauds with military personnel as he inspects Seoul Ryu Kyong Su 105 Guards Tank Division of the Korean People's Army at an undisclosed location in North Korea to congratulate servicepersons on New Year's day. North Korean state media made the announcement Wednesday, July 18, 2012 in a special bulletin that Kim has been promoted to marshal, the military's highest rank. (AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service, File)
July 17, 2012 - 11:16 PM

PYONGYANG, North Korea - North Korea says its leader Kim Jong Un has been promoted to marshal, the military's highest rank.

North Korean state media made the announcement Wednesday in a special bulletin.

The move follows several days of reshuffling at the highest levels of North Korea's most powerful institution: its million-man military. The changes are widely seen by outside observers as an attempt by the new leader to put his stamp on the government he inherited seven months ago when his father Kim Jong Il died.

News from © The Associated Press, 2012
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