A SLIMMER Kim Jong-un was hugged by adoring kids as his troops marched in bizarre red hazmat suits for a midnight parade.
The North Korean leader waved at crowds from a platform in Kim Il Sung square but gave no speech, according to the nation's state-run media.
North Korea experts say Kim, who was at a parade celebrating the nation's founding 73 years ago, has lost more weight after reports emerged that his subjects feared he was "emaciated".
Martyn Williams from the North Korean think tank 38 North Project said: "It's striking how much healthier Kim Jong Un is looking in these photos from yesterday.
"However he is doing it -- and there are theories -- he looks a lot better than he did a few months ago."
Images released overnight show Kim looking considerably skinnier as he's hugged by two adoring children and salutes men marching biohazard suits in a weird midnight parade.
During the procession, planes flew above the rogue nation's capital Pyongyang firing flares, and paratroopers dropped from aircraft in the nights sky, according to local media reports.
Slimmer Kim Jong-un hugged by adoring kids as his troops step out in bizarre red hazmat suits for midnight parade
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