Kim Jong-un channelling Putin by riding a horse becomes a glorious meme

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un mounted a snow white horse and rode it up the sacred Mount Paektu as part of a propaganda stunt as the deadline for US talks about nuclear power nears.

Photos released by the state media, KCNA, show the controversial leader sitting on a white horse, scaling the 2,750 metre peak.

Here he is:

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And here:

According to political analysts, such a move often signals an upcoming announcement, and the mountain is purported to be where Kim Jung-un’s father was born.

The photos are causing quite a stir online.

The photos received the meme treatment, obviously

And others are pointing out similarities with a fellow authoritarian leader: Vladimir Putin

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And they had a laugh about it

Comparisons were also made with Prince Farquaad in Shrek

Others are challenging Trump to level up

"His march on horseback in Mt Paektu is a great event of weighty importance in the history of the Korean revolution," said a KCNA report released on Wednesday.

Sitting on the horseback atop Mt Paektu, [he] recollected with deep emotion the road of arduous struggle he covered for the great cause of building the most powerful country, with faith and will as firm as Mt Paektu.

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