For Kim-watchers, North Korean anniversary on Friday is pivotal

October 9, 2014 4:37 AM

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For Kim-watchers, North Korean anniversary on Friday is pivotal

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been out of sight for over a month and if he does not appear at a key political event early on Friday, speculation will intensify over his health and grip on power in the secretive country.

North Korea's state media, which usually chronicles the 31-year-old's whereabouts in great detail, has not made any mention of Kim's activities since he appeared at a concert with his wife on Sept. 3.

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