Kim Jong-Un: Cherubic childhood images of North Korean dictator emerge

The rarely seen photographs depicting the North Korean dictator, who has one of the worst human rights track records in the world, as a wide-eyed toddler

Cherubic, chubby-cheeked new images of Kim Jong-Un as a young boy surfaced during a special concert laid on for the North Korean air force over the weekend.

The rarely seen photographs depicting the North Korean dictator (who, it is largely accepted, has one of the worst human rights track records in the world) as a wide-eyed toddler saluting in uniform were shown to the troops via a state broadcast on the national KCTV.

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Several other images, showing Jong-Un as a slim young boy in a cockpit, and again as a portly teen at the controls of an aircraft, were also broadcast.

Up until recently, just a clutch of photographs of Jong-Un as a child have ever been seen.

One shows him with his mother, Ko Yong-hui, while another passport shot features the dictator with a bowl haircut.

 

Another, taken during his days as a student, shows the Supreme Leader on a school trip with other pupils from the International School of Berne in Switzerland.

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Kim as a portly teen, left, and a studious child, right

Jong-Un famously concealed his identity from teachers and students at the school using the pseudonym Pak Un which, Swiss authorities were told when he enrolled in 1998, was the family name of the son of an employee at the embassy in North Korea.

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As a teen, he was apparently “obsessed” with basketball and displayed “absolutely no interest” in politics.

Oh, how times have changed.

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