Is Kim Jong Il Alive?

North Korea recently released a photo of Kim Jong Il among a cadre of soldiers, meant to prove that their Dear Leader, who has been surrounded by rumors of illness, is alive and well. Except … Why do all the soldiers' shadows slant at an angle when Kim Jong Il's doesn't? And why does the thin black line running behind their legs disappear mysteriously behind his? Many think the photos are digitally altered so that Kim could send Barack Obama a message of "Hey, I'm still here!" If Kim recently suffered a stroke, as has been rumored, the photos would mean he enjoyed a remarkably quick recovery.