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Torched Photos of Kim Jong Un Show South Korea's Olympic Divide

  • Moon’s popularity among younger people sinks to all-time low
  • President calls on nation to get behind Pyongyang taking part
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A glamorous North Korean singer arrived at Seoul’s main train station on Monday to a media frenzy and raucous crowds. Also present were protesters burning her national flag and photos of her leader Kim Jong Un.

The mixed reaction to Hyon Song Wol’s presence illustrates the divide south of the demilitarized zone over North Korea’s involvement in the Winter Olympics next month in Pyeongchang. While South Korean President Moon Jae-in has invited hundreds of North Korean musicians, athletes and officials to take part in a push for peace, his critics at home are becoming more vocal.