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North Korean propaganda film featuring Call of Duty footage has been pulled from YouTube

Showed US city ablaze after Korean rocket attack.

A propaganda film released by North Korean authorities has been pulled from YouTube after the discovery that it featured footage from first-person shooter Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.

The video was removed following a copyright claim by publisher Activision, BBC News reported. It had been uploaded by the country's official Pyongyang YouTube channel and depicted a North Korean attack on a US city.

The three-and-a-half minute film is accompanied by a version of 1985 charity single We Are The World, written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Ritchie.

The video depicts a sleeping Korean man dreaming about the launch of a North Korean space shuttle. Crowds of people celebrate as the rocket flies over a US city resembling New York.

The dream sequence ends with the city being bombed and engulfed in flames - footage unmistakably taken from Modern Warfare 3.

"Somewhere in the United States, black clouds of smoke are billowing," the Korean subtitles read. "It seems that the nest of wickedness is ablaze with the fire started by itself."

Numerous copies of the video can still be found online.

North Korea is known to be planning a new nuclear test in the coming days.

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