Kim Jong-un visiting a North Korean ghost town
The wannabe-hipster is dressed in stark contrast to the minions surrounding him in the photographs, who are all clad in drab Communist garb.
The chubby dictator is shown visiting the new, futuristic Ryomyong Street development – constantly surrounded at all times by a crowd of manically smiling subordinates.
Kim is pictured in one snap staring intently at a kitchen counter while his assistants make notes. Another shows him sat in a barren apartment room, while the rest of his party assistants stand beside him.
The pictures are also notable due to the eerie emptiness of the complex – which is rumoured to have cost over £100million to create.
Kim Jong-un resting during a visit to a North Korean house
Other than Kim and his handful of assistants, the complex looks completely empty with not a soul in sight on the long roads.
Despite this, the ‘Dear Leader’ praised the construction workers who built the ghost town and issued his customary declaration of North Korean superiority.
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As innocent people starve in gulags, Kim Jong-un allows tightly controlled press trips to show a version of North Korea most citizens wouldn't even recognise.
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A mass rally taking place at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang
North Korean people are building a paradise
He said: “This place demonstrates the indomitable mental power of the army and people who are building a paradise for the people without an equal in the world by their own efforts, the mettle of Juche Korea dashing ahead like the wind and a high level of socialist civilisation.
Kim Jong-un staring transfixed in a new apartment's kitchen
“We built streets one by one to be proud of in the world every year and are pushing forward the construction of Ryomyong Street much bigger than other ones in its scale and volume of the project by our own efforts and with our technology and materials.”
Kim Jong Un smiles in a deserted North Korean street
The photos also reveal the extent to which the dictator’s weight has bloomed, following rumours he was stress-eating and importing fancy European foods last year.
He was believed to be paying for expensive French cheeses to be flown to Pyongyang – with defectors also claiming he was drinking three bottles of wine per day.
The gluttonous diet contrasts starkly with the North Korean public, with millions of citizens experiencing malnutrition and starving due to a lack of food.