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N Korea releases Kim Jong-un pictures

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N Korea releases Kim Jong-un pictures


The world has been getting its first sight of the man expected to become the next leader of North Korea.

Experts believe Kim Jong-un will eventually replace his father Kim Jong-il at the head of the reclusive communist state.

Little is known about Kim Jong-un. He is thought to be in his twenties and was educated in Switzerland. The only other photos of him were taken in his childhood.

At a conference of North Korea’s ruling Working Party this week he was elevated to key posts within the army, paving the way for him to succeed his father, who health is said to be ailing.

Meanwhile a meeting of military top brass from both North and South Korea has ended with little progress.

The talks were held in the de-militarized zone on the two countries’ shared border and were the first between the neighbours for two years.

South Korea went into the talks hoping that the North would admit to having torpedoed a South Korean warship in March. North Korea still denies responsibility for the attack in which 46 sailors died.

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