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N Korean heir had op to look like 'Great Leader'

Kim Jong-Un, the heir to the North Korean regime, has reportedly undergone plastic surgery to resemble his grandfather, the deeply respected "Great Leader" Kim Il-sung.

The speculation began after the release last week of the first official photographs of the 27-year-old son of Kim Jong-il. The images show a chubby, nervous-looking young man being named vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party.

The family resemblance is obvious. The youngest in the Kim dynasty has the same chubby cheeks, a double chin and the familiar mouth that turns down.

The images are in stark contrast to previous photographs, which depict Kim as a slender teenager who looks nothing like his grandfather. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

Irish Independent