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The bronze statue of Kim Jong-il in Pyongyang recently had a makeover. When it was originally erected in April last year, Kim was shown wearing an overcoat, left. But in a new statue, right, a warmer jumper replaced the old one. North Korea reportedly spent more than $10 million on the outfit change. State media have used the late leader’s clothing choices for propaganda in the past, playing up his frugal nature by showing him wearing only the warmer jumper for more than a decade. [REUTERS/NEWSIS]
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