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05/30/2012 04:33 pm ET

Kim Jong Un, North Korean Leader, Visits Zoo

simple premise: the recently ascended-to-office leader of a mysterious country goes to the zoo. State media is there to broadcast it.

Kim Jong Un, who succeed his father as supreme leader of North Korea following Kim Jong Il's death in December 2011, visited a zoo in Pyongyang on Sunday.

The Guardian reports that there appeared to be no other visitors in the zoo at the time of Kim's visit and that the move "was seen as a PR exercise to boost his popularity with the public."

Kim also visited an amusement park, a skating rink and a street in Pyongyang as part of his "field inspection," according to The Telegraph.

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