North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, second from right, leaves a hotel in Mudanjiang in northeastern China Friday afternoon, May 20, 2011. Kim Jong Il, who rarely travels abroad, made an unusual third ... more 
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, second from right, leaves a hotel in Mudanjiang in northeastern China Friday afternoon, May 20, 2011. Kim Jong Il, who rarely travels abroad, made an unusual third trip in just over a year Friday to his country's main ally and benefactor, China, news agencies reported. The trip set off a media frenzy because many initially reported it was his son and heir apparent, Kim Jong Un, who had crossed the border, a reflection of the difficulty of getting information from or about North Korea. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Kyodo News
Fri, May 20, 2011 10:24 AM EDT