April 26, 2014

Why Is Everyone Taking Notes Around Kim Jong-un?

K. Westcott, BBC News

The Associated Press

Without fail, every photo shows Kim Jong Il Surrounded by note-takers. What gives?

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TAGGED: Kim Jong Il, Kim Jong-un, North Korea


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