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Song Byeok

In this Friday, Dec. 23, 2011 photo, North Korean defector and satirical artist Song Byeok touches up some of his recent work in his studio in Seoul, South Korea. Song defected North Korea in 2002. Song spoke of his hopes to make a trip to North Korea to visit his mother’s grave now that the north’s leader Kim Jong Il is dead. More than 21,000 North Koreans now live in South Korea. For many, the news of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il’s death stirred mixed emotions. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

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