Kim Jong-un gets his skates on


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The Independent Online

The North Korean leader Kim Jong-un shows an unaccustomed informality – in contrast to his father's practice of posing at mass rallies – as he is photographed with a group of children during a visit to an ice rink in Pyongyang.

He even took to the ice himself, left, with his cohort of officials in tow, showing perhaps a new willingness to get closer to his people. The images were released by the official Korean Central News Agency today.