2011 Photo Contest, People in the News, Singles, 3rd prize
Photographer

Vincent Yu

10 October, 2010

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il attends a military parade, together with his youngest son and designated successor Kim Jong-un, in Pyongyang on 10 October.

About

Vincent Yu

Vincent Yu has been a photographer with the Associated Press in Hong Kong for 16 years. He has covered major local and international stories including the 2004 Olympic Games, the...

Background story

Pyongyang, North Korea North Korean leader Kim Jong-il attends a military parade, together with his youngest son and designated successor Kim Jong-un, in Pyongyang on 10 October. Until then, Kim Jong-un had rarely appeared in public or been photographed. The elder Kim, said to be in poor health after apparently suffering a stroke in 2008, had hurried his youngest son’s steps to succession in previous weeks. In September, Kim Jong-un, believed to be in his late twenties, was appointed a four-star general and given two significant positions in the party. It appeared that his elder brothers were either uninterested or deemed unsuitable for the position.

Photo credit:
The Associated Press

Technical information

Shutter Speed
1/1000 s
Focal length
400 mm
F-Stop
f/8
ISO
320

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