As has been speculated—but almost never documented—Kim Jong-Il is balding, his iconic pompadour but an elaborate combover. An Iranian photographer somehow slipped behind the Dear Leader during the weekend's anniversary hoopla and photographed it.

Since North Korea's dictator controls the media in his nation, he usually prevents photographs from unflattering angles. Six years ago, a brief moment of mistaken choreography revealed "shiny patches of the Dear Scalp" to a Chinese news camera—but it was not until a photographer from Iran's Mehr news agency somehow ended up behind the Dear Leader during last weekend's North Korean anniversay celebrations that we've seen a clear photograph of Kim Jong-Il's bald spot, which is now several inches across and unmistakably male-pattern. [Mehr via Arms Control Wonk]