- New photos are released of the North Korean leader
- A U.S. spokesman cannot confirm the authenticity of a KCNA report
- Kim Jong Un hasn't been seen in public since early September
- His disappearance from the public eye has fueled rampant speculation
(CNN)North Korean state media has attempted to end the international speculation about the whereabouts of leader Kim Jong Un by publishing the first photos of him in more than a month.