Above is an image [courtesy of East Asia Intel] that shows one of the recent disappearances of Kim Jong Il photos throughout North Korea.
East Asia Intel
Some defectors from North Korea had said in response to news reports about removed portraits, that they would be replaced by new ones in more ornate frames.
Portraits of Kim and his deceased father are mandatory fixtures in every home, office, public buildings and factory in the country. All adults are required to wear lapel pins bearing images of one or both Kims.
I'm still not convinced. I think there has been a coup or some sort of physical ailment or death to the leader. In my previous entry
I reported that media had also stopped referring to him as "Beloved Leader".
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Crossposted at The Command Post