Thursday 18 December 2014

North Korea marks the first anniversary of Kim Jong-Il's death

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North Koreans bow their heads as they observe a moment of silence at Mansu Hill in Pyongyang on the first anniversary of Kim Jong-il's death. Photo: Reuters
North Korean military officers bow to an image of late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il during a national meeting of top party and military officials in Pyongyang on the eve of the first anniversary of his death
North Korean military officers attend a national meeting of top party and military officials. Photo: AP
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, under a portrait of his late father, leaves after attending a national meeting of top party and military officials on the eve of the first anniversary of his father's death. Photo: AP
Kim Jong Un attends a national meeting of top party and military officials on the eve of the first anniversary of the death of his father. Photo: AP
North Korean military officials observe a moment of silence at the inaugural ceremony of the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun in Pyongyang. Photo: Reuters
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un observes a moment of silence as he attends the inaugural ceremony of the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun in Pyongyang. Photo: Reuters
North Koreans pay their respects before the statues of Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il, at Mansu Hill near the pyramid-shaped 105-storey Ryugyong Hotel in Pyongyang. Photo: AP
North Koreans bow before the statues of late leaders Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il, at Mansu Hill in Pyongyang. Photo: AP
North Korean women lay flowers on Mansu Hill. Photo: AP
North Korean residents and soldiers offer flower baskets to show their respect for the late leaders on Mansu Hill. Photo: AP
North Korean traffic controllers salute as a show of their respect to the late North Korean leaders Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il on Mansu Hill. Photo: AP
North Koreans file past a giant mosaic of Kim Jong-il in Pyongyang. A former North Korean intelligence officer has given an extraordinary account of the paranoia that exists within the regime.
A traffic controller stands near portraits of Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il on a foggy morning on Kim Il-sung Square. Photo: AP
North Korean transport officials observe a silent prayer for late leader Kim Jong-il in central Pyongyang. Photo: Reuters
North Koreans and Chinese nationals mourn on the first death anniversary of Kim Jong-il at the North Korean embassy in the Chinese border city of Dandong. Photo: Reuters

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