N.Korean TV Shows Childhood Photos of Kim Jong-un

Childhood photos of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un released by the [North] Korean Central TV on Monday. Childhood photos of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un released by the [North] Korean Central TV on Monday.

North Korean state TV on Monday broadcast childhood photos of leader Kim Jong-un.

It broadcast a concert for pilots and displayed two photos of Kim as a child wearing a pilot's uniform as well as another of the leader in his teens sitting in the cockpit of a jet fighter.

The pictures are apparently part of a campaign to stoke the personality cult surrounding Kim.

The regime uses childhood events of nation founder Kim Il-sung and his son Kim Jong-il as material for school texts.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visits an army unit, in this photo released by the Rodong Sinmun on Tuesday. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visits an army unit, in this photo released by the Rodong Sinmun on Tuesday.

The regime is also playing up Kim Jong-un's pistol marksmanship at the ripe age of three and his mastery of seven languages.

The state media also claimed that Kim discovered new geographical features of the isolated country when he was in his teens and was a scholar of the achievements of famous generals from around the world.

englishnews@chosun.com / Apr. 23, 2014 12:15 KST