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Kim Jong Un: Through the years (PHOTOS)
Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

Kim Jong Un has caused an uproar today with the announcement of his marriage. Here is a look back at how the North Korea leader has stirred the pot over the years.

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This file photo taken on February 19, 2009 shows a South Korean protester shouting slogans while holding a picture of a boy believed to be the third son of then-North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, Kim Jong Un, during a rally denouncing North Korea's missile threat in Seoul.

(JUNG YEON-JE - AFP/Getty Images)
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Protesters denounce the North Korea government while holding portraits of former North Korean leader Kim Jong Il's son Kim Jong Un, as they prepare to launch balloons carrying leaflets condemning the North Korean government, near the border of Imjingak In Paju on June 10, 2010.

(HONG JIN-HWAN - AFP/Getty Images)
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A South Korean activist paints on a caricature of Kim Jong Un, the youngest son and heir-apparent of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, during a rally denouncing the communist country's third-generation dynastic succession in Seoul on October 14, 2010.

(JUNG YEON-JE - AFP/Getty Images)
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South Korean protesters hold red placards showing caricatures of North Korea's late president Kim Il Sung (L), his son and then-leader Kim Jong Il (R) and grandson Kim Jong Un (C) during an anti-North Korea rally in Seoul on June 28, 2011.

(JUNG YEON-JE - AFP/Getty Images)
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North Korea's changing fashions point to a thawing of the culture and offer a glimpse of Kim Jong Un's tender side.

(Ed Jones - AFP/Getty Images)
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A South Korean activist (C) wearing a mask of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un holds a mock missile during a rally denouncing North Korea's rocket launch and the three-generational dictatorship, in Seoul on April 15, 2012. Has normal electoral rules applied, tensions with the North, plus renewed concern over Pyongyang's missile and nuclear programs, would normally have benefited the opposition. But as signs of an opening up emerge under the North Korea's new leader Kim Jong Un, the appetite south of the border could be for a leader more willing to re-open the door to aid and dialog.

(JUNG YEON-JE - AFP/Getty Images)
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North Korean performers sit beneath a screen showing images of leader Kim Jong Un at a theater during celebrations to mark the 100th birth anniversary of the country's founding leader Kim Il Sung, in Pyongyang on April 16, 2012.

(Ed Jones - AFP/Getty Images)
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This April 14, 2012 picture released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency on April 15, 2012 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) cutting the tape while attending the opening ceremony of Exhibition of Arms and Equipment of the Korean People's Army in Pyongyang.

(KNS - AFP/Getty Images)
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North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un (R) talks to a military aide during an official ceremony at the Kim Il-Sung stadium in Pyongyang on Apr. 14, 2012. North Korea will mark the 100th birthday of its founder Kim Il-Sung on Apr. 15.

(Ed Jones - AFP/Getty Images)
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North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (R) claps as he attends the unveiling ceremony of two statues of former leaders Kim Il-Sung and Kim Jong-Il in Pyongyang on April 13, 2012. North Korea's new leader Kim Jong-Un on April 13 led a mass rally for his late father and grandfather following the country's failed rocket launch.

(Ed Jones - AFP/Getty Images)
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South Korean activists protest the launch of a North Korean missile with a faux missile carrying an effigy of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, in Seoul on March 20, 2012.

(Jung Yeon-je - AFP/Getty Images)
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This undated handout picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency on February 9, 2012 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (C) inspecting the Command of Large Combined Unit 324 of the Korean People's Army at undisclosed place in North Korea. AFP PHOTO / KCNA via KNS

(KNS - AFP/Getty Images)
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North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (2nd L) and an unidentified woman visit the Rungna People's Pleasure Ground, which is nearing completion, in Pyongyang in this undated picture released by the North's KCNA on July 25, 2012. According to North Korean state run media, the couple is now married.

(Reuters - Courtesy)
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (center) enjoys a performance in Pyongyang with a young woman (left), likely his wife Ri Sol Ju. The photo was taken on July 6, 2012, by North Korean official Korean Central News Agency.

(KNS - AFP/Getty Images)
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