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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un rides a white horse on snowy, symbolic mountain

18 Oct 2019 at 10:49pm
Seoul North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has taken a scenic -- and politically significant -- ride on a white horse on a snowy mountain that's considered sacred to many Koreans.

Photos released by North Korean state media KCNA Wednesday show the leader on the back of a white steed, cantering พนันออนไลน์ past trees and over mountain planes dusted with snow.

But it was no ordinary horseback mountain ride -- according to KCNA, Kim was taking in the first snow on Mount Paektu, one of the country's most important cultural and geological sites.

Paektu, a still-active volcano, is the highest point on the Korean Peninsula. According to legend, it's the birthplace of Dangun, the พนันบอลเล่นยังไง mythical founder of the first Korean kingdom some 4,000 years ago.

During peace talks last year, Kim took South Korean President Moon Jae-in to the symbolic mountain making Moon the first South สมัครแทงบอล Korean president to visit the peak.

This latest ride comes amid tensions on the peninsula. North Korea test fired a new type of submarine-launched ballistic missile earlier this month -- its 11th launch since May. Before the recent launches, North Korea had refrained from missile tests for more than a year.

The mountain is an important propaganda piece for North Korea, as the Kim dynasty has absorbed its mythology into the family's own lore and deification.

North Korean society prizes racial purity and state propaganda glorifies the Kim family for their "Mount Paektu bloodline," which is said to be a noble and heroic lineage tied to the ancient legendary แทงบอลไม่มีขั้นต่ำ kings of the Korean Peninsula.

Kim Il Sung, North Korea's founder and Kim Jong Un's grandfather, purportedly used the mountain as a hideout when fighting Japanese occupation. State media often refers to the eldest Kim in reference to the mountain, using titles like the "legendary hero of Paektu."

North Korea claims Kim Jong Il, the current leader's late father, was born there. However, many historians and scholars believe the story was fabricated for propaganda purposes.

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