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Giant North Korea soldier spotted in Kim Jong Il funeral photos

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This handout picture taken by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on Dec. 28, 2011 shows the funeral procession for North Korea's late leader Kim Jong-Il arriving at the square of the Kumsusan Memorial Palace in Pyongyang. This picture has created interest, due to the presence of an unusually tall attendee, seen below, lower right, next to the flag pole.

The Telegraph reports:

The "giant soldier" photograph looks less likely to have been manipulated given he can be seen in different images from several angles.

The photo's emergence has led to widespread speculation as to who the soldier might be with, some online commentators suggesting the mystery figure is the 7’ 8” tall North Korean basketball star Ri Myung Hun.

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