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Kim Jong-un: North Korean leader rides horse up sacred mountain – [IMAGES]

(UTV|COLOMBO) – North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has climbed the country’s highest mountain on horseback, according to state media.

A series of photos released by KCNA show Mr Kim astride a white horse on a snow-covered Mount Paektu.

This is not the first time he has scaled the 2,750-metre peak and analysts say such gestures have been known to precede major announcements.

The mountain holds a special place in the country’s identity and is feted as the birthplace of Kim Jong-un’s father.

“His march on horseback in Mt Paektu is a great event of weighty importance in the history of the Korean revolution,” said a KCNA report released on Wednesday.

“Sitting on the horseback atop Mt Paektu, [he] recollected with deep emotion the road of arduous struggle he covered for the great cause of building the most powerful country, with faith and will as firm as Mt Paektu.”

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un rides a horse during snowfall in Mount Paektu

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un riding a white horse amongst the first snow at Mouth Paektu.

Kim Jong-Un on top of a mountain

 

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