Kim Jong-eun illustration by Ingram Pinn

Kim Jong Un became supreme leader of North Korea in December 2011 after the death of his father, Kim Jong-il. His grandfather, Kim Il-sung, led the country from its foundation in 1948 to 1994.

Since coming to power he has embarked on one of the most intensive reshuffles of top-level personnel in the country’s history.

North Korea’s Kim resurfaces

Kim Jong Un is seen in public looking healthy and in good spirits

This picture taken from North Korean paper Rodong Sinmun on October 14, 2014 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (L) during an inspection tour of a newly-built housing complex in Pyongyang. North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un has finally resurfaced with the help of a walking stick after an unexplained and prolonged absence that fuelled rampant speculation about his health and even rumours of a coup in the nuclear-armed state. AFP PHOTO / Rodong Sinmun -----EDITORS NOTE --- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT " AFP PHOTO / Rodong Sinmun" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS -----Rodong Sinmun/AFP/Getty Images

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