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North Korea's culinary tribute to 'Dear Leader'

8 February 2013 Last updated at 19:52 GMT

North Korea's state news agency has released pictures of a national food competition held in the capital Pyongyang.

The event is reportedly organized as a tribute for the upcoming birthday of former leader Kim Jong-il.

North Korea has often been associated with famine and food shortages, but state media promoted the event as a move to "improve the country's food culture".

David Hannah reports.