North Korean state media released these photos of Kim Jong Un riding a white horse on a snow-covered Mount Paektu. It’s the highest mountain in North Korea and has a mythical quality in the culture there. Since this is a sacred place, there is speculation that this horsing around is a symbolic gesture . Yahoo writes:

Accompanying officials were left convinced that “there will be a great operation to strike the world with wonder again and make a step forward in the Korean revolution,” the agency said.

Analysts said the hike may signal a new policy direction for the nuclear-armed North.

“In the past, Kim has climbed Mount Paektu ahead of major political decisions,” said Shin Beom-chul, an analyst at the Asan Institute of Policy Studies.

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