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North Korea fetes new leader

Saturday, Jan 07, 2012 - 01:08

Jan. 8 - A new documentary shows Kim Jong-un overseeing military drills and relaxing at amusement park as Pyongyang looks to rally support behind new leader. Andrew Raven reports.

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North Korea's propaganda machine - firing on all cylinders. State television on Sunday aired this documentary on Kim Jong-un, the communist nation's newly-minted leader. Set to soaring patriotic music, it showed him watching a military drill, touring factories and even visiting an amusement park. The documentary - entitled "Suceeding the Great Work of the Military First Revolution" - aired on Jong-un's birthday. The political novice - believed to be in his late 20s - took over North Korea late last year following the death of his father, Kim Jong-il. Observers say Pyongyang is doing its best to rally support behind Jong-un, who inherits a deeply impoverished nation kept in check by one of the world's largest armies. Andrew Raven, Reuters

North Korea fetes new leader

Saturday, Jan 07, 2012 - 01:08

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