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The Democratic People's Republic of Korea is a country in East Asia, located in the northern half of the Korean Peninsula bordering South Korea and China. Its capital, Pyongyang, is the country's largest city by both land area and population. It is a single-party state led by the Korean Workers' Party (KWP), and governed by Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un since 2012. It has a population of 24,052,231 (UN-assisted DPRK census 2008) made up of Koreans and a smaller Chinese minority. Japan 'opened' Korea in 1876 and annexed it in 1910. The Republic of Korea (ROK) was founded with US support in the south in August 1948 and the Soviet-backed Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) in the north in September that year. 

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Kim Jong-un 'Bad hair day' ad prompts row between London barber and N Korean envoys

British police said on Tuesday they had intervened after North Korean embassy officials reportedly told a London hairdresser to take down an advertisement for discount haircuts featuring leader Kim Jong-un.

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 16 April, 2014, 1:33am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 16 April, 2014, 10:59am

British police said on Tuesday they had intervened after North Korean embassy officials reportedly told a London hairdresser to take down an advertisement for discount haircuts featuring leader Kim Jong-un.

Mo Nabbach said two officials identifying themselves as being from the state's mission took pictures of his M&M Hair Academy in Ealing, west London.

They then demanded to know his name and ordered him to remove the "disrespectful" poster from the salon window, he told the Evening Standard.

The poster featured a picture of Kim with the slogan: "Bad hair day? 15 per cent off all gent cuts through the month of April."

His son, Karim, said they had put up the poster in response to a recent unconfirmed story that North Korean men were now only allowed to wear the same haircut as Kim.

"He [Mo Nabbach] went to Ealing police station afterwards to file a report just in case anything happened to the salon overnight," he said. "Apparently they [the apparent North Korean officials] went to the police as well."

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I wonder if they will visit KeepTree too after this video of him and his haircut mention. ****www.keeptree.com/blog/kim-jong-un-haircut-keeptree/

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