Photo Of The Day

Picture: Reuters

Picture: Reuters

There’s something very wrong with this photo of Kim Jong-un


This photo was released as part of a set by North Korea’s state-run Korean Central News Agency. But there’s something wrong with it.


Maybe it’s another botched PhotoShop job of which North Korea is notorious. After all, Kim Jong-un has rarely been in the public eye recently.




Maybe it’s because of the incongruity of the head of a brutal regime visiting a garishly decorated orphanage while apparatchiks studiously take notes.




Oh, maybe it’s because said leader is in fact surely breaching the no-smoking policy at the Pyongyang Baby Home and Orphanage.




It’s actually because of the act of supreme political dissidence being carried out directly behind Kim’s back.


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