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 In light of Disney fascination …and surprise marriage announcement, is Kim Jong Un turning N. Korea into a stage show?
via The Wall Street Journal 
(credit: Kcna/Xinhua/Zuma Press caption:  HAPPY TO BE THERE: Kim Jong Eun, center, the leader of North Korea, posed for photos with entertainers after a performance marking the 59th anniversary of the end of the Korean War. This picture was released by Korean Central News Agency on Friday.)
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In light of Disney fascination …and surprise marriage announcement, is Kim Jong Un turning N. Korea into a stage show?

via The Wall Street Journal

(credit: Kcna/Xinhua/Zuma Press caption: HAPPY TO BE THERE: Kim Jong Eun, center, the leader of North Korea, posed for photos with entertainers after a performance marking the 59th anniversary of the end of the Korean War. This picture was released by Korean Central News Agency on Friday.)

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After all the pre-launch build up, these are the closest thing we have to photos of the failed attempt and they are simulations.

via Bloomberg and Politico

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Somehow, this photo of the deputy director of space exploration isn’t that reassuring.
Though they deny that there’s anything more going on than the launch of a lightweight satellite, the rocket they are using to propel the satellite into space is big enough for a much, much larger payload. 
via  The Charlotte Observer
(credit: David Guttenfelder/AP Photo caption: Ryu Kum Chol, deputy director of space exploration in the Department of Space Technology of North Korea speaks to the international media in Pyongyang, North Korea Tuesday, April 10, 2012. North Korean space officials said Tuesday that all assembly and preparations for a planned satellite launch have been completed, while denying it is a cover for missile test.)
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Somehow, this photo of the deputy director of space exploration isn’t that reassuring.

Though they deny that there’s anything more going on than the launch of a lightweight satellite, the rocket they are using to propel the satellite into space is big enough for a much, much larger payload.

via The Charlotte Observer

(credit: David Guttenfelder/AP Photo caption: Ryu Kum Chol, deputy director of space exploration in the Department of Space Technology of North Korea speaks to the international media in Pyongyang, North Korea Tuesday, April 10, 2012. North Korean space officials said Tuesday that all assembly and preparations for a planned satellite launch have been completed, while denying it is a cover for missile test.)

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Mao suit (like his father)? No. North Korean military uniform? No. Biggest rip here (size and onesie) is making newbie dictator Un a baby.  
Via  Los Angeles Times Framework
(photo credit: Lee Jin-man/AP Photo caption:  Seoul — An effigy of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is put on a mock North Korean missile during a rally denouncing North Korea’s plan to launch a long-range rocket in Seoul.)
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Mao suit (like his father)? No. North Korean military uniform? No. Biggest rip here (size and onesie) is making newbie dictator Un a baby.

Via Los Angeles Times Framework

(photo credit: Lee Jin-man/AP Photo caption: Seoul — An effigy of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is put on a mock North Korean missile during a rally denouncing North Korea’s plan to launch a long-range rocket in Seoul.)

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The Revolution Lives! Love the old fashioned rifles and barn hay. 
via The Los Angeles Times Framework
(photo credit: Kim Kwang Hyon/Associated Press caption: Pyongyang, North Korea — North Korean soldiers chant denunciations of South Korean President Lee Myung-bak as a morale-building exercise at a military base on their country’s southwest coast, opposite South Korea’s Baengnyeong Island.) 
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The Revolution Lives! Love the old fashioned rifles and barn hay.

via The Los Angeles Times Framework

(photo credit: Kim Kwang Hyon/Associated Press caption: Pyongyang, North Korea — North Korean soldiers chant denunciations of South Korean President Lee Myung-bak as a morale-building exercise at a military base on their country’s southwest coast, opposite South Korea’s Baengnyeong Island.)

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Message to VIPs: Don’t go to South Korea for the Nuclear Security Summit, that last guy looks like the bomb. 
via MSNBC  PhotoBlog
(photo credit: Lee Jin-Man/AP caption: South Korean police officers cover a mock VIP during a police security demonstration in Seoul on Feb. 15, 2012. The Nuclear Security Summit will be held in Seoul from March 26 to 27.)
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Message to VIPs: Don’t go to South Korea for the Nuclear Security Summit, that last guy looks like the bomb.

via MSNBC PhotoBlog

(photo credit: Lee Jin-Man/AP caption: South Korean police officers cover a mock VIP during a police security demonstration in Seoul on Feb. 15, 2012. The Nuclear Security Summit will be held in Seoul from March 26 to 27.)

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