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IN PICS: UN chief dances Gangnam Style with K-Pop's Psy

Last updated on: October 24, 2012 16:36 IST

IN PICS: UN chief dances Gangnam Style with K-Pop's Psy

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Showing a side of his personality rarely seen in public, United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon tried 'Gangnam Style' moves and said he was 'jealous' of Korean pop sensation Psy.

Psy's song 'Gangnam Style', which mocks the consumerism of a rich Seoul suburb, and hit horse-riding-style dance went viral on video-sharing website YouTube. It has been viewed more than 560 million times on YouTube since it was released in mid-July.

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Image: South Korean singer Psy (right) practises some 'Gangnam Style' dance steps with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during a photo opportunity at the UN headquarters in New York
Photographs: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters

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Admitting at first that he was 'nervous', the UN secretary-general relented and copied Psy's horse-riding style dance moves. Psy was at the UN to discuss with Ban how they could work together to help global issues.

"I'm a bit jealous," Ban told reporters.

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Image: South Korean singer Psy and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon smile after practicing some 'Gangnam Style' dance steps during a photo opportunity at the UN headquarters in New York
Photographs: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters
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"Until two days ago someone told me I am the most famous Korean in the world. Now I have to relinquish."

Earlier, Ban Ki-moon had joked, "I was thinking about you when you were coming -- you know we have tough negotiations in the United Nations. In such a case I was also thinking of playing the Gangnam Style dance so that everybody would stop and dance, maybe you can bring UN style."


Image: Psy practises some 'Gangnam Style' dance steps with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during a photo opportunity at the UN headquarters in New York
Photographs: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters

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