01/28/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Encore! North Korea's Kim Appears At Large Public Event

SEOUL - North Korean leader Kim Jong-il made his first appearance at a mass public event since his suspected stroke in August when he attended a concert and was met by a cheering crowd, according to a state media report on Monday.

Over the past few months, the North has sought to show Kim as active and in control after reports of his illness raised questions about leadership in the world's first communist dynasty and who was making decisions over its nuclear arms program.

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