North Korean soldiers wearing superhero costumes attract attention on social networks

A North Korean soldier wearing a blue suit next to his comrades in traditional military uniform has attracted attention on social media in recent days.

North Korean soldiers dressed in blue (second from right) in a photo taken with Chairman Kim Jong-un at the opening of the National Defense Exhibition in Pyongyang on October 11. Photo: KCNA
North Korean soldiers dressed in blue (second from right) in a photo taken with Chairman Kim Jong-un at the opening of the National Defense Exhibition in Pyongyang on October 11. Photo: KCNA

The photo, published by North Korea's state media agency KCNA, has received numerous comments on social media, according to the Associated Press. In the photo, all the soldiers are wearing olive green military uniforms, the most common color in North Korean military uniforms. Only 2 people dressed in different colors, including 1 wearing a tight blue suit and the other wearing a navy blue outfit. Chairman Kim Jong-un wears a dark suit.

On Twitter, some people describe the soldier wearing this distinctive blue outfit as a "superhero", "captain of Korea", "rocket man" or a member of the "force". amount of space”.

The man was one of nearly 30 soldiers taking photos with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at the National Defense Exhibition in Pyongyang on October 11. North Korea released a photo of the event a day later.

North Korean state media did not identify the man. However, Jeffrey Lewis, an expert at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in the city of Monterey, California, USA, "appears to be a paratrooper".

Other photos released by North Korean media show Kim Jong-un observing a group of planes flying in formation. North Korea's official news agency KCNA reported that a "top-notch paratrooper showed off his skills in landing and waving the party flag in the sky" ahead of the exhibition's opening ceremony.

Photos from earlier air shows in North Korea also show paratroopers wearing similar blue tights.

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