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N Korea at crossroads

North Korea's Kim makes 1st public appearance in a month

Leader tours city development project ahead of regime's 10-year anniversary

SEOUL -- Kim Jong Un toured an urban development project as state media on Tuesday reported on a public appearance by the North Korean leader for the first time in more than a month.

Kim, who visited the northern city of Samjiyon to inspect a project set for completion this year, expressed "great satisfaction" with the progress of the work, the Korean Central News Agency said.

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