What this 'casual' photo tells us about N Korea

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Wednesday 15:29 GMT

Michael Madden is Visiting Scholar of the US Korea Institute at SAIS-Johns Hopkins University and Director of NK Leadership Watch, an affiliate of 38 North.

In a report on Tuesday, North Korea's state media indicated that leader Kim Jong-un was delighted with the outcome of his country's attendance at the Winter Olympics. Accompanying the report was an unusually relaxed picture of Mr Kim with his sister and the head of state.

“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte