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Kim Jong-un's sister to make history with South Korea visit

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) inspecting the skiing training of the mountain infantry battalion under KPA Unit 1045 at an undisclosed location. November 26, 2016. KNS/AFP/Getty Images
Kim Jong-Un inspecting the mountain infantry battalion under KPA Unit 1045 at an undisclosed location. KNS/AFP/Getty Images

The sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is planning to travel to Pyeongchang to attend the Winter Olympics as a part of the North's delegation, officials told the AP. Kim Yo Jong is believed to be the first member of the Kim dynasty to visit South Korea since the armistice in 1953.

Why this matters: Experts on the leading North Korean family say that the decision to send an influential figure like Kim Yo Jong, believed to be around 30-years-old, is meant to draw international attention and lighten North Korea's harsh human rights image.