Kim Jong Il would be proud

People gather in front of the World's Largest Beaded Photo Mosaic of U.S. President Barack Obama on display in front of the White House in Washington, August 3, 2009. The project, created with over 372,600 beads by 1000 fourth grade students from across the U.S., was made in honor of Obama's 48th birthday which will be celebrated tomorrow.

Of course, this is a time-honored tradition. You remember your children's teachers helping them make bead portraits of George W. Bush, don't you?