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Coat flying open, reins in hand, Kim Jong-il is depicted astride a galloping horse in a larger-than-life statue unveiled Tuesday as part of birthday celebrations for the late North Korean leader.
There are no hot dogs, peanuts or plastic cups of beer for sale when the North Korean soccer team takes the field. There are no noisemakers, and no one does the wave.
There are no noisemakers and no one does the wave, yet football fans in North Korea are passionate in their own way about the team that has become a symbol of national pride.
Matthew Griffin shot a 7-under 65 Thursday to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Australian Open at The Lakes.
North Korea's Kim Jong-il went public Tuesday with his plan to carry his family's communist dynasty into a third generation, setting in motion a succession program that could see a little-known, Swiss-schooled 20-something as the next leader of the nuclear-armed nation.
"Some time ago, the Party History Institute submitted to me a suggestion that my statue be built marking my 60th birthday," he reportedly told top Workers' Party officials in 1999.
"After going over the document, I wrote on it 'Permission Not Granted,' and sent it down."