Kim Jong-il: Après Lui, Le Déluge

jong-korea_1827372bThe greatest public extravaganza this month was not halftime at the Super Bowl nor Cee-Lo’s Elton homage at the Grammys but the parade in North Korea. It was part of the celebrations to honor Kim Jong-il, the country’s ailing dictator, who celebrated his 69th birthday today with a series of lavish public events as his near-bankrupt regime struggled to hide the scale of its crippling food and foreign-exchange shortages.

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