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North Korea: Nation marks fifth anniversary of Kim Jong-il's death01:00

North Korea: Nation marks fifth anniversary of Kim Jong-il's death

Korea, Democratic People's Republic of, Pyongyang
December 17, 2016 at 16:41 GMT +00:00 · Published

North Korea marked the fifth anniversary of the death of its former leader, Kim Jong-il, in the nation’s capital of Pyongyang on Saturday.

Footage from Korean Central Television, North Korea’s state-run television channel, showed mourners laying flowers at the statues of Kim Jong-il and the founder of the state Kim il-Sung.

Current leader and son of Kim Jong-il, Kim-Jong-Un, reportedly visited the mausoleum, which contains the embalmed bodies of the country’s former leaders. Kim Jong-il died on December 17 2011 following a heart attack.

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North Korea marked the fifth anniversary of the death of its former leader, Kim Jong-il, in the nation’s capital of Pyongyang on Saturday.

Footage from Korean Central Television, North Korea’s state-run television channel, showed mourners laying flowers at the statues of Kim Jong-il and the founder of the state Kim il-Sung.

Current leader and son of Kim Jong-il, Kim-Jong-Un, reportedly visited the mausoleum, which contains the embalmed bodies of the country’s former leaders. Kim Jong-il died on December 17 2011 following a heart attack.

MANDATORY CREDIT: KOREAN CENTRAL TELEVISION

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