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North Korea has been caught doctoring a photograph to double the number of hovercraft in a military exercise as part of its increasingly aggressive propaganda campaign.

The picture showed vessels with the same give-away shine on the front, moving through the water at an identical angle and throwing up spray that had been clumsily altered.

News agencies, which had picked up the image from North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), eventually killed the distribution of the photograph with Agence France Presse stating “excessive digital alteration” had taken place.

Eric Baradat, the AFP photo editor, said “various anomalies” were apparent even though the North Koreans were become more sophisticated in their fakery. “Usually a very simple examination with our software dismisses KCNA pictures but they tend to be better with Photoshop recently,” he said.

AFP / KCNA

AFP / KCNA

KCNA has been at the forefront of Pyongyang’s ferocious blitz of threats, the…

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