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Kim Jong Un, Focus of Worldwide Attention
Pyongyang, March 1 (KCNA) -- Minjok Thongsin, an Internet newspaper of Koreans in the United States, on Feb. 24 carried its correspondent's article on the commemorations of the Day of the Shining Star (Feb. 16), the birth anniversary of leader Kim Jong Il.

The recent successful commemorations, in the wake of the events held to mourn over the demise of Kim Jong Il last year, were attributable to the leadership ability of Supreme Commander Kim Jong Un, and they evoked lively response from among overseas Koreans and foreigners who took part in them, the article noted, and said:

Kim Jong Un has been designated as one of the ten famous persons in the world after he began making public appearance in September 2010.

The U.S. weekly magazine Times, well known in the Western society, highlighted him in its last issue of February.

Posted in GOOGLE were more than 67.40 million English news stories about Kim Jong Un, vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea, or 230 000 per hour, in 10 odd days of December last year after the demise of Kim Jong Il.

If the news items in other languages are added, the figure is believed to be much higher, an indication that the international community is paying close attention to Kim Jong Un.

As the youngest leader in the world, he began drawing the greatest attention in the shortest period ever in the history of humankind, striking the world with admiration, the article said.

On Feb. 20 supreme leader Kim Jong Un's political activities again became the focus of attention of the world political circles and media, it noted, adding that all media in the world have highlighted his activities after he officially appeared on the political arena.

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