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N. Korea parliament meets as tensions soar

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North Korea's rubber-stamp parliament was set to meet on Monday at a time of soaring military tensions and a day after ruling party leaders vowed to enshrine Pyongyang's right to nuclear weapons in law. 

A parade is held in Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang in support of the North Korean People's March 29, 2013. North Korea's rubber-stamp parliament was set to meet on Monday at a time of soaring military tensions and a day after ruling party leaders vowed to enshrine Pyongyang's right to nuclear weapons in law.

The annual single-day session of the Supreme People's Assembly usually scores low on important policy announcements -- its role largely limited to unanimously pushing through pre-decided budgets and personnel changes.

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