New York has had its share of assassinations. Malcolm X was shot there with a shotgun in 1965. John Lennon was murdered in front of his Manhattan apartment in 1980. Israeli leader Meir Kahane was gunned down outside the Marriott in 1990. The list goes on, but the point is that a high-profile public figure - a world leader especially - needs to take precautions on the streets of New York. For UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, that means an armored Hyundai Equus
. Which makes sense, since both car and leader both come from South Korea.