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    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the 810 army unit's Salmon farms
    Picture: REUTERS/KCNA


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    Mmmmm…. Somebody is not missing any meals
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    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un looks at some wheat during a visit to a seed research farm operated by the North Korean People's Army. Perhaps he is looking for a low-carb strain ?
    Picture: EPA/Rodong Sinmun


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    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visiting a newly constructed nursery and orphanage in Wonsan on the North Korean east coast to mark International Children's Day
    Picture: Rodong Sinmun/EPA


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    He is probably the fattest dude in NK. Seriously I have never seen any photos of him where he isn't the fattest person in the picture.
    Of course if he comes to the US unfortunately he would be considered average LOL ;)
     
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    LOL.........
    Have you noticed that he sports the hair cut of a mental patient? Also, what s with that hat he wears all the time?:p
     
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    New images of Kim Jong-un raise fears for his health

    Analysts fear instability if overweight North Korean dictator taken seriously ill

    Kim Jong-un appears to be losing his personal battle of the bulge, with new photos released by state media showing the North Korean dictator straining the seams of a pinstripe suit as he offers "field guidance" on a state farm.

    Images released on Monday by the Korea Central News Agency show the portly Mr Kim wearing a panama hat and standing with his jacket undone amid crops at Farm No. 1116 outside Pyongyang. He was also photographed striding down a track at the farm, accompanied by military officials, and commenting on crops displayed in the research centre.

    Mr Kim, who is believed to be 32 years old, has put on a significant amount of weight since he inherited North Korea after the death of his father, Kim Jong-il, in December 2011.

    There have also been bouts of ill-health during his rule. Mr Kim disappeared from public view for several weeks from early September last year, while he was walking with a cane and a pronounced limp when he attended a special session of the North Korean parliament in July.

    As well as the country, Mr Kim appears to also have inherited his father's health problems linked to his diet. Kim Jong-il's sudden death was put down to high blood pressure and diabetes linked to his appreciation of expensive French brandy and fine cuisine.

    On Monday, the United Nations warned that a drought in North Korea could lead to severe food shortages later this year. The lowest rainfall in three decades will have an impact on crops, with soldiers working on collective farms already forced to plant rice seedlings in paddy fields with no water.

    Seventy percent of the 24.6 million people in North Korean are already classified as "food insecure", according to the UN.

    North Korea hopes to welcome two million tourists

    The health of Mr Kim needs to be carefully monitored, according to analysts, as if he is perceived to be physically ailing then a faction with designs on the regime might consider the time ripe for an uprising.

    "We know that his health is not so good and, in the future, if he is taken seriously ill then there is the possibility of instability or even a coup by elements of the military", Toshimitsu Shigemura, a professor at Tokyo's Waseda University and an authority on North Korean affairs, told The Telegraph.

    "And because the Kim family bloodline is so important in North Korean society, they may very well look to Kim's older brother, Kim Jong-nam, to be a figurehead for the new regime".


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    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un gives field guidance at the 810 army unit's Salmon farms
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    North Korean media have released a picture of Kim Jong-un at the top of Mount Paektu, a 2,750-metre peak considered a sacred place by the Koreans. It is claimed he climbed the mountain at dawn on Saturday
    Picture: Reuters /KCNA


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    During the visit he inspected the catering facility where the chefs prepared him a snack for his lunch
    Picture: KCNA/AFP/Getty Images


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    Kim plays pong: Apparently directing live firing exercises, North Korea's secretive leader appeared to have a pink cased iPad close to hand, presumably so he could indulge in a few rounds of Candy Crush in between explosions.
    Picture: Reuters


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    Dang, lucky fat guy with such a cute wife!

    http://www.ibtimes.com/north-korea-...xecuted-architect-unveiling-shiny-new-1986785
     
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    Perhaps more likely like China was under Mao in 1960s and 1970s.
    But honestly the country looks good and reasonably modern. Definitely better than most African countries and better than some (many) of Asian or South/Central American countries
     
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