Article Photos: North Koreans hail rocket launch; U.S., others condemn 16/22

South Korean protesters burn a mock rocket as police officers spray fire extinguishers during a rally denouncing North Korea's rocket launch in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012.  North Korea successfully fired a long-range rocket on Wednesday, defying 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/Ahn Young-joon) ORG XMIT: SEL106