North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his senior officials took part in commemorative events marking the 25th anniversary of the death of the country’s founder, Kim Il Sung. Kim visited the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun in Pyongyang where the body of his grandfather, Kim Il Sung lies to pay tribute.
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Tens of thousands of North Koreans turn out to pay tribute to their leaders on Monday April 15, the most important day of the isolated, nuclear-armed country’s ritual calendar.
The 21th Kimilsungia Festival is held in Pyongyang as part of the annual commemorations for the anniversary of the birth of North Korea’s founding leader Kim Il Sung.
An exhibition in North Korea showcases sculptures made from sugar and biscuit to mark the birthday of former leader Kim Il Sung, which is known within the country as the Day of the Sun and celebrated on April 15 every year.
Thousands of North Koreans wielding burning torches and shouting slogans fill Pyongyang’s Kim Il Sung square in celebration of the country’s 70th birthday.
North Korea holds a huge military parade and mass rally in Pyongyang’s Kim Il Sung square to mark the seventieth anniversary of its founding on 9 September 1948. The nation refrained from displaying the intercontinental ballistic missiles that have seen it hit with sanctions.
Originally set up by the North Korea’s founder Kim Il Sung to educate the orphans of those killed in the fight against Japanese colonial rule, Mangyongdae Revolutionary School for boys has evolved to become the country’s top school, and one of the institutions that knits the ruling elite together.
Nestled on a cliff, just a few kilometres from the eastern end of the Demilitarized Zone that divides the Korean peninsula, stands a small stone villa. Now known as Hwajinpo Castle, North Korea’s founder Kim Il Sung and his family vacationed there until the outbreak of the Korean War, when it was part of his territory.
Hundreds of North Korean students take part in a giant ball on Kim Il Sung square in Pyongyang during festivities commemorating the birth of the country’s founder, Kim Il Sung.