North Korea calls for "human shields" to protect new leader


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North Korea's new leader Kim Jong-un (2nd R) visits the Seoul Ryu Kyong Su 105 Guards Tank Division of the Korean People's Army (KPA) in Pyongyang, in this picture released by KCNA January 1, 2012. North Korea called on its people to rally behind new leader Kim Jong-un and protect him as ''human shields'' while working to solve the ''burning issue'' of food shortages by upholding the policies of his late father, Kim Jong-il. REUTERS/KCNA