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12/31/2013 12:16 pm ET Updated Dec 31, 2013

The 10 Kim Jong Un Photos From 2013 You Don't Want To Miss

Was 2013 the year of Kim Jong Un? North Korea's peculiar leader lifted some of the mystery this year and appeared in public with greater frequency, showing off his best side for the propaganda cameras. While it's been an entire year since The Onion duped Internet users into believing Kim was the sexiest man alive, 2013 still proved eventful for the young dictator.

Take a look at the young Kim most memorable shots of the past year.

  • 1 Kim really loves to wave
    AP
    In this image taken from video North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, waves to spectators and participants during a military parade marking the 65th anniversary of the country's founding, Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/KRT via AP Video)
  • 2 He gets an umbrella, but apparently no one else does
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    This undated picture released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 28, 2013 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (R) inspecting the August 25 Fishery Station under the Korean People's Army (KPA) Unit 313. (KCNA/AFP/Getty Images)
  • 3 Look at all his friends
    AP
    In this April 15, 2013 photo released by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) and distributed in Tokyo, April 16, 2013 by the Korea News Service, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un applauds as he visits an athletics contest held by Kim Il Sung University of Politics and Kim Il Sung Military University, at a stadium in North Korea. (AP Photo/KCNA via KNS)
  • 4 Inspecting North Korea's high-tech combat gear...or maybe that's a piano?
    KCNA / REUTERS
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (C) looks at the latest combat and technical equipments, made by unit 1501 of the Korean People's Army, during his visit to the unit March 24, 2013 in this picture released by the North's official KCNA news agency in Pyongyang March 25, 2013. (KCNA/Reuters)
  • 5 Strategizing
    In this March 11, 2013 photo released by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) and distributed March 12, 2013 by the Korea News Service, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, confers with military officers at a long-range artillery sub-unit of KPA Unit 641 during his visit to front-line military units near the western sea border in North Korea near the South's western border island of Baengnyeong. (AP Photo/KCNA via KNS)
  • 6 "Look!"
    In this Monday, March 11, 2013 file photo released by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) and distributed March 12, 2013 by the Korea News Service, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, third left, looks at South's western border island of Baengnyeong during his visit to the Wolnae Islet Defense Detachment, North Korea. (AP Photo/KCNA via KNS, File)
  • 7 "Near, far, wherever you are..."
    In this March 7, 2013 photo released by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) and distributed March 8, 2013 by the Korea News Service, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, with military officials, gets a ride on a boat on his way to a military unit on Jangjae Islet, located in the southernmost part of the southwestern sector of North Korea's border with South Korea.(AP Photo/KCNA via KNS)
  • 8 Peeping Kim
    In this March 7, 2013 photo released by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) and distributed March 8, 2013 by the Korea News Service, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, uses binoculars to look at the South's territory from an observation post at the military unit on Jangjae islet, located in the southernmost part of the southwestern sector of North Korea's border with South Korea. (AP Photo/KCNA via KNS)
  • 9 2013's BFF: The Worm
    In this Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 file photo released by VICE Media, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and former NBA star Dennis Rodman watch North Korean and U.S. players in an exhibition basketball game at an arena in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/VICE Media, Jason Mojica, File)
  • 10 Looking good in white
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    This undated picture, released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 17, 2013 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (C) inspecting the February 20 factory of the Korean People's Army (KPA), producing varieties of foodstuff at undisclosed place in North Korea. (KNS/AFP/Getty Images)

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