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North Korea prepares for rocket launch

North Korea is preparing to launch a rocket, taking a satellite into space, possibly as early as Thursday.

The Americans say it would be a "provocative act" and accuse the regime of mounting a missile test in disguise.

The BBC's Damian Grammaticas is the only British broadcaster in North Korea. He reports from mission control.

Read more on Damian Grammaticas' blog

Watch more of Damian Grammaticas' reports form North Korea below.

N Korea 'quiet' as rocket fails

Damian Grammaticas watches the unveiling of giant statues, as news of the rocket failure were ignored

Inside N Korea's mission control

Damian Grammaticas looks inside mission control HQ

Tour of N Korea's rocket launch site

Damian Grammaticas looks around North Korea's rocket launch site

N Korea's bid to control its image

Damian Grammaticas visits a fruit farm in North Korea

Citizens celebrate founding father

Damian Grammaticas watches 100th anniversary celebrations for Kim Il Sung

  • 11 Apr 2012
  • From the section Asia