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North Korea's Kim takes center stage with a limp

Kim Jong-Un Limps Onto Stage at Grandfather's Ceremony

By James Pearson

(Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un limped on to the stage on the anniversary of his grandfather's death, footage broadcast by state media on Tuesday showed. It was a rare display of weakness in a country where leaders are portrayed as semi-divine.

The footage showed Kim limping quickly on to the center of a large stage in front a vast smiling portrait of his grandfather, North Korean founding president Kim Il Sung, who died 20 years ago.

State media and propaganda are highly choreographed by the isolated country and any defects with its leadership are usually kept a tightly guarded secret.

Kim Il Sung, who ruled until his death in 1994, had a large and inoperable tennis-ball sized growth on the back of his neck which meant state media were forbidden from filming him from certain angles.

It was not immediately clear how Kim Jong Un developed the limp. State media has shown the 30 year-old leader conducting extensive military on the spot guidance visits on the east and west coasts in recent weeks.

North and South Korea are technically still at war after their 1950-53 civil conflict ended in a truce, not a peace treaty.

North Korea, which has threatened a fourth nuclear test in violation of U.N. sanctions, has test-fired short-range missiles and rockets three times in the past 10 days and threatened to continue doing so.

(Additional reporting by Sanggyu Lim; Editing by Nick Macfie)

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Practical Nomad July 08 2014 at 9:22 PM

He was probably sitting on his fat ass and his leg fell asleep.

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Russ July 08 2014 at 9:25 PM

Best example of the little man complex that I've ever seen. This little jerk really needs a good old fashion sunday afternoon butt kickin'.

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savannahswithgod Russ July 09 2014 at 4:24 AM

But he's divine. That means he's got a gun to everyone's head so he is loved by all. Those that you see that have no gun to their heads have it to their families and kids in this loving country.

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onionson savannahswithgod July 09 2014 at 5:37 AM

Perhaps you should see a doctor.

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CHUCK Russ July 09 2014 at 1:16 PM

Typical bully. Just hasn't had his ass kicked enough.

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venagl July 08 2014 at 9:24 PM

Big toe swollen from Gout
shoes too tight .Too much rich food.....

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vlddanny July 08 2014 at 9:55 PM

Rodman taught him that.....the pimp limp....

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saultydog42 vlddanny July 08 2014 at 11:10 PM

Rodman probably gave him some social disease

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Blastmsco saultydog42 July 09 2014 at 12:58 AM

rodman is the personification of a social disease (or diseases)

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mike vlddanny July 09 2014 at 2:54 PM


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chuckanddawn July 08 2014 at 9:53 PM

He is a fat pig idiot who should be sent to one of his labor camps.

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dan_crabtree July 08 2014 at 9:17 PM

Oh noooah...sounds and looks as if the democrats need to send this man some medical help...after all he is one of you..

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skipdude37 July 08 2014 at 9:21 PM

The guy looks like he is high. Noticed the glazed eyes as he claps for his grandfather. He can barely put his two hands together while they sit palm to palm. The guy is a wastoid I tell you.

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Normie Baby skipdude37 July 08 2014 at 10:24 PM

Drugs will do that to ya Skip.

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mazdapub July 08 2014 at 9:29 PM

needs to lose weight. Amercian secret weapon is workig: Mac Donalds

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Brian Energy mazdapub July 08 2014 at 9:45 PM

Good. Hope it works wonders soon and he dies. He can eat **** and die for all I care!

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Blastmsco mazdapub July 09 2014 at 12:59 AM

i thought it was becuase he but mayo on everything he ate.

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f4180 Blastmsco July 09 2014 at 7:29 AM

the b and the p are pretty far apart Blasto

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redhrt51 July 08 2014 at 9:28 PM

He is Such A Fat Ass, He Probably Has Gout!!!!!

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landslowrance redhrt51 July 08 2014 at 9:57 PM

That was my first thought also.

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savannahswithgod landslowrance July 09 2014 at 4:28 AM

Can't a guy just trip over his own divine rod while parting the Sea of Japan? Blessed are those with a rod and those who do things with the rod!

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Carter redhrt51 July 09 2014 at 11:20 AM

Please don't speak evil of Obamas good friend . He is a hero and spokesman for the DNC .

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walkingwolf Carter July 09 2014 at 12:28 PM

Typical Republican response...narrow minded Bigot jackazz......always one bone head gotta put the POTUS to blame...yur a retard

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planeman10 July 08 2014 at 10:14 PM

It's because of the syphillitic sore on his Johnson, not anything wrong with his leg.

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