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The Leader of North Korea, Kim Jong Un, has not been seen in several weeks, fueling all kinds of rumors. Does he have a dangerous illness, and they fear letting the public know? Or is it true that he has a leg problem and doesn't want to be seen limping around? Has he been deposed by his generals? Is his sister running the country? No one seems able or willing to go on the record except anonymously.
Meanwhile, his top generals took a sudden trip to South Korea. Why? What does it mean?
Kim, believed to be 30 or 31, has not been seen since September 3 when he attended a music concert with his wife in Pyongyang.
. . . Theories vary wildly, from those who say he is taking an extended rest period, to others who point to a leadership coup. Other explanations include a long list of possible illnesses, including broken ankles, gout and diabetes.
North Korean state media alluded at one point to the leader’s “discomfort” but one member of a top-level North delegation that visited South Korea last week insisted Kim had no health problem at all.
Where's Kim? #INFOGRAPHIC on the North Korean power dynasty. @AFP story here: http://t.co/rTST507X2U pic.twitter.com/bRjGxkbjcU
— Agence France-Presse (@AFP) October 10, 2014
With Kim Jong Un out of sight, some believe his sister may now be running North Korea: http://t.co/jBqjHHLRhP pic.twitter.com/r6ZXmj7LlC
— CNN (@CNN) October 9, 2014
Kim Jong-un's mysterious sister: http://t.co/nxwldGTSBc - @mkeneally pic.twitter.com/7UvvU97R2c
— ABC News (@ABC) October 9, 2014
So who's Hwang Pyong-So? Why was he in #southkorea? http://t.co/o3V9dgdEBV
— JAV Simson (@JAVSimson) October 10, 2014
@RamCNN One Hwang Pyong So has been increasingly prominent on state TV, of late, we are told.
— Deepak Mohoni (@deepakmohoni) October 10, 2014
Kim Jong-un has seemingly disappeared, and experts suggest he has been deposed http://t.co/NxfDuabz4F pic.twitter.com/818UVo0YvH
— i100 (@thei100) October 10, 2014
Kim Jong-un 'has difficulty walking and needs about 100 days to recuperate' — via @Reuters http://t.co/btxquPbYId
— Business Insider (@businessinsider) October 10, 2014
Kim Jong Un almost done with his Breaking Bad marathon.
— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) October 10, 2014
I thought I'd figured out why Kim Jong Un was missing but it turns out the World of Warcraft expansion release is still a few weeks away.
— Blogs of War (@BlogsofWar) October 10, 2014
Kim Jong Un is alive and well. He's changed his name to Ted Cruz.
— Barracks O'Bama (@P0TUS) October 9, 2014