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Pyongyang leader Kim Jong Un lookalike sizzles in China

Published on Mar 24, 2014 12:59 PM

BEIJING (AFP) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un strikes fear into some hearts, but photos of a Chinese street food vendor with a distinct resemblance to the Pyongyang strongman have fuelled online mirth.

Chubby, with a round face and sporting Kim’s trademark side-shaved haircut, the vendor was pictured cooking skewered meat on a rusty barbecue.

Referred to only as Xia by the media, the 38-year-old works in the northeastern Chinese city of Shenyang, not far from the border with North Korea.

Like Kim, Xia has a penchant for high-buttoned jackets, and a smoking habit.

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