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N.Korea leader vows 'radical' economic shift

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un called on Tuesday for a "radical turnabout" in the impoverished country's economy in a rare New Year's address that also appeared to offer an olive branch to South Korea. 

This photo, released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency on January 1, 2013, shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un delivering a New Year's Day address in Pyongyang. Kim called for efforts to ease cross-border tensions with the South by following through on previous joint declarations signed by the two Koreas.

Kim's speech, broadcast on state television, was the first of its kind for 19 years, since the death of his grandfather and the North's founding president Kim Il-Sung.

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