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Kim Yo Jong Fascinates, And Puzzles, In South Korea

Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, has captivated media attention in South Korea during her unprecedented visit for the Winter Olympics.
Kim Yo Jong has captured attention during her visit to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Here, South Korea's President Moon Jae-in speaks to Kim as International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach looks on, at the first game of the unified Korean women's hockey team Saturday. Source: Mike Egerton

She's not what we expected: not stiff, but smiling. That's what people are saying in South Korea, as they consider the unprecedented visit by Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who has raised her profile dramatically at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

Kim has captivated media attention and fascinated the public since her arrival on Friday. Days later, TV news shows in South Korea are still repeatedly airing footage of Kim walking with President Moon Jae-in, often with

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