Photo Gallery: North Korean rocket launch: Dec. 12, 2012 9/22

FILE - This satellite image provided by DigitalGlobe shows the Sohae Satellite Launching Station in Tongchang-ri, North Korea, 54 minutes after a long-range Unha-3 rocket was successfully launched, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. North Korea defied international warnings as the regime of Kim Jong Un took a giant step forward in its quest to develop the technology to deliver a nuclear warhead. (AP Photo/DigitalGlobe) ORG XMIT: NYJC601