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Amid coronavirus fears, Kim Jong Un's public appearance

Feb 29, 2020 19:53 IST

Amid a battle against the new coronavirus, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watched a military exercise on Friday, his first public appearance this year. Pictures broadcast by North Korean TV on Saturday showed Kim dressed in the same kind of black leather coat he has been seen wearing since winter last year, peering through binoculars, with a row of officers wearing black face masks standing behind him. On a beach below, rows of artillery pieces and rocket launchers fired volleys at small island target off the coast. State news agency KCNA called it a "joint strike drill of units of the Korean People's Army" but did not specify the location.

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