Are These Photos of Kim Jong Un Performing in 'Grease'?

By Olga Khazan
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Kim Jong Un (left) taking part in a school production of Grease. (The Sun)

Before he was a bellicose dictator, Kim Jon Un might have been just another goofy pre-teen performing his best rendition of "Summer Lovin."

British tabloid the Sun says these photos depict the North Korean dictator as a boy during his time at the exclusive International School of Berne in Switzerland, which he attended between 1994 and 1997 under a pseudonym.

He would have been about 11 at the time, and he's clearly changed a lot since then, so it's hard to determine whether it is, in fact, Dear Leader. His ears look similar, but that's about it:
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(KCNA)

If these are real, they show an amazing contrast between the horrific, isolationist actions Kim is taking today and the open-minded, Western upbringing he once had. 

Any forensic experts out there care to weigh in? 
h/t Shanghaiist

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