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North Korea: a monumental statue of Kim Jong Il

A monumental bronze statue of Kim Jong Il, the North Korean leader died last December, was unveiled in Pyongyang as part of celebrations of what should have been his 70th birthday Tuesday.

The highest political and military dignitaries of the North Korean regime attended the ceremony at the Mansudae Art Studio, while the son of the deceased and the country’s new leader, Kim Jong Un, was absent.

The statue of Kim Jong Il and his father, Kim Il Sung, founder of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

According to North Korean officials, this is the first statue of Kim Jong Il made ​​of bronze, like that of Kim Il Sung that sits in the center of Pyongyang.

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