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Top North Korean Official Reappears Days After Purge Report

Kim Yong Chol in 2018. 

Kim Yong Chol in 2018. 

Photographer: Andrew Harnik/AFP via Getty Images

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Seoul, South Korea (AP) -- A senior North Korean official who had been reported to be sentenced to hard labor over the failed nuclear summit with Washington was shown in state media on Monday enjoying a concert near leader Kim Jong Un.

North Korean publications on Monday showed Kim Yong Chol sitting five seats away from a clapping Kim Jong Un in the same row along with other top officials during a musical performance by the wives of Korean People's Army officers.