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North Korea confirms mystery woman is leader's wife

Kim Jong Un inspects a swimming pool as he attends the completion ceremony of the Rungna People's Pleasure Ground on July 25, 2012.
Kim Jong Un inspects a swimming pool as he attends the completion ceremony of the Rungna People's Pleasure Ground on July 25, 2012.KCNA - KNS via AP

Reuters reports — North Korea's new young leader, Kim Jong-un, is married, state media said on Wednesday, putting an end to speculation over the relationship with a woman seen at his side during recent events.

The announcement, which fits a trend the upbeat Kim has followed to break out of the dour management style of his late father, Kim Jong-il, came just two weeks after he was seen at a gala performance accompanied by the woman, with rumors swirling as to whether she was his wife, lover or sister.

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