Former basketball star Dennis Rodman (C) arrives at Pyongyang airport, in this photo taken by Kyodo September 3, 2013
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Dennis Rodman in North Korea for second visit this year

3 September 2013 Last updated at 15:51 BST

Retired US basketball player Dennis Rodman has arrived in North Korea for his second visit this year to meet leader Kim Jong-un.

North Korea's Vice-Minister of Physical Culture and Sport, Son Kwang Ho greeted Mr Rodman on the tarmac of Pyongyang airport.

The trip comes days after the North Korean authorities revoked a visit by a US envoy, seeking the release of Korean-American Kenneth Bae.

Mr Rodman said he was not there as "a diplomat", but as a "friend of the country of North Korea".