An ongoing comparative photo essay 
about public displays of political leaders 

Dear Leaders

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NORTH KOREA 2005

During the reign of Kim Jong Il, including the Arirang Mass Games

2005 North Korea - KIS reverence
2005 North Korea - KIS reverence

Kim Il Sung. He's since been joined by Kim Jong Il, who stands at his side.

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2005 North Korea - Mass Games - face
2005 North Korea - Mass Games - face

Children holding flip-books

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2005 North Korea - Mass Games - bayonet strike
2005 North Korea - Mass Games - bayonet strike
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TURKMENISTAN 2006

During Niyazov's reign

2006 Turkmenistan 5
2006 Turkmenistan 5
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2006 Turkmenistan 7
2006 Turkmenistan 7
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2006 Turkmenistan 15
2006 Turkmenistan 15
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TURKMENISTAN 2012

Gurbanguly Mälikgulyýewiç Berdimuhamedow is in power…

2012 Turkmenistan 2
2012 Turkmenistan 2
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2012 Turkmenistan 4
2012 Turkmenistan 4
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2012 Turkmenistan 10
2012 Turkmenistan 10
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HUNGARY 2009

Memento Park - the post-regime fate of monuments

2009 Hungary - memento park 2
2009 Hungary - memento park 2
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2009 Hungary - memento park 1
2009 Hungary - memento park 1
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2009 Hungary -  memento park 3
2009 Hungary - memento park 3
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MOSCOW 2014

Muzeon Park - more post-regime statues

2014 moscow - muzeon park statues
2014 moscow - muzeon park statues
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2014 moscow - muzeon park stalin
2014 moscow - muzeon park stalin
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2014 moscow - muzeon park
2014 moscow - muzeon park
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CUBA 2016

In fact there is very little Fidel iconography at present — two here, plus a hilltop Lenin

2016 Cuba - fidel
2016 Cuba - fidel
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2016 Cuba - Fidel ship
2016 Cuba - Fidel ship
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2016 Cuba - havana hilltop Lenin
2016 Cuba - havana hilltop Lenin
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