North Koreans leave after laying flowers to show respect to the statues of late North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung at left and Kim Jong Il at Mansu Hill as it snows in Pyongyang, North Korea, Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

North Korea Reports 99.97% Turnout In Local Elections

North Korea selected deputies to local assemblies Sunday for the first time since the North’s leader Kim took power in late 2011.