U.S. President Barack Obama waves upon his arrival at Osan Air Base April 25, 2014. (REUTERS/Lim Heon-jung/Yonhap)
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North Korea has detained a 24-year-old American man for improper behavior while he was being processed to enter the country as a tourist, state media reported Saturday.A large number of foreign tourists were in North Korea in mid-April to see events held for the anniversary of national founder Kim Il Sung's April 15 birthday. One of the main events, the annual Pyongyang marathon, was opened to foreign amateur runners for the first time this year and drew well over 100 tourists. Bae was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor for what the North has claimed were hostile acts against the state.
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