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North Korea Whitewashes Funeral Photo


In another inscrutable move by their state-controlled media, the North Korean government altered a widely published photo of Kim Jong Il’s elaborate funeral procession. Curiously, they chose to remove an errant group of men who appear to be filming the production.

The original photo, below:

And the altered version:

The North Koreans may have been better off, rather than trying to fix the feng shui of the crowd, applying their Photoshop skills to the 1970s Lincoln limousines — apparently the finest hearse the Hermit Kingdom has to offer.

Patrick Brennan — Patrick Brennan is a writer and policy analyst based in Washington, D.C. He was Director of Digital Content for Marco Rubio's presidential campaign, writing op-eds, policy content, and leading the ...

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