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China’s party paper falls for Onion joke about Kim

BEIJING — The online version of China’s Communist Party newspaper has hailed a report by The Onion naming North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un as the ‘‘Sexiest Man Alive’’ — not realizing it is satire.

The People’s Daily on Tuesday ran a 55-page photo spread on its website in a tribute to the round-faced leader, under the headline ‘‘North Korea’s top leader named The Onion’s Sexiest Man Alive for 2012.’’

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