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Kim Jong-un: North Korean leader walking unaided following lengthy absence

06 Nov
Kim Jong-un: North Korean leader walking unaided following lengthy absence

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(Picture: KCNA/Reuters) Kim attended a photo session with the participants of a meeting of army commanders and political instructors (Picture: KCNA/Reuters)

The first images of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un walking unaided since a lengthy spell out of the public eye have been released today by the state media.

The extended public absence of the North Korean leader sent the international rumour mill into overdrive, with reports suggesting everything from a military coup to broken ankles from weight gain were responsible for his disappearance.

(Picture: KCNA/Reuters) The meeting was the first of its kind since 2006 (Picture: KCNA/Reuters)

And Kim looks in good health in photos released today by the North Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), which show him attending a meeting with Korean People’s Army (KPA) batallion commanders and political instructors on 3 and 4 November.

State media had broadcast photos of Kim using a black walking stick to support himself in October, with the month-long absence said…

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Posted by on November 6, 2014 in General News

 

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