North Korean ruler Kim Jong-il is long gone. But his likeness lives on in this highly realistic statue given to North Korea as a gift of gratitude. Nothing says "thank you" like a wax dictator!
The subtext is that this figure of the late Kim Jong-il could show improving North Korean-Chinese relations. Earlier this year, when North Korea was "going rogue", their longstanding alliance apparently chilled somewhat.
To mark the Korean War's 60th anniversary, the wax statue will be exhibited on July 27 at the Pyongyang’s International Friendship Exhibition, where people can take photos of the Supreme Wax Leader looking at things. Looking at me. Looking at you. Just looking. And smiling.
The wax figure of deceased former top DPRK leader Kim Jong-il [China Daily via Beijing Cream]
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