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Photoshopping a Dictator


SEOUL, South Korea – A photo of the North Korean leader recently shown on Pyongyang’s state TV appears to be a doctored version of one published in April by the country’s official news agency — a possible sign his health is worsening — South Korean media reported Monday.

A still photo of 67-year-old Kim Jong Il visiting an army unit, shown on state TV on June 14, is nearly identical to an April 25 military group shot of Kim, the Chosun Ilbo newspaper said. The report cited unidentified intelligence officials who said there was a “a high possibility” the April image was recycled.


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