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Left: North Korea’s state-run wire service, the Korea Central News Agency, released a photo yesterday of a new stamp that depicts new leader Kim Jong-un along with his late father Kim Jong-il. It is the first time that Kim Jong-un, who succeeded his father in power, has appeared on a stamp.

Right: North Korea’s state-run TV reported Saturday that gold coins and silver coins commemorating the late Kim Jong-il were issued to mark the 20th anniversary of his becoming North Korea’s commander-in-chief. The gold coins are 35 millimeters (1.37 inches) in diameter and 2 millimeters in thickness. The silver coins are 40 millimeters in diameter and 3 millimeters in thickness.[YONHAP]

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