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North Korea: 71st anniversary of foundation marked at Pyongyang ceremony01:09

North Korea: 71st anniversary of foundation marked at Pyongyang ceremony

Korea, Democratic People's Republic of, Pyongyang
September 9, 2019 at 16:23 GMT +00:00 · Published

North Korea's state TV broadcast footage of what is says was a ceremony marking the Day of the Foundation of the Republic in Pyongyang on Monday. The images show people laying flowers and wreaths at statues of the country's late leaders, Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il.

This year the holiday was marked in an apparent calm atmosphere after the city was hit by Typhoon Lingling on Saturday. The clean-up operation was reportedly over by Sunday morning.

The celebrations took place after North Korea's repeated missile tests in recent months in defiance of UN Security Council resolutions.

Mandatory Credit: NKTV

North Korea: 71st anniversary of foundation marked at Pyongyang ceremony01:09
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North Korea's state TV broadcast footage of what is says was a ceremony marking the Day of the Foundation of the Republic in Pyongyang on Monday. The images show people laying flowers and wreaths at statues of the country's late leaders, Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il.

This year the holiday was marked in an apparent calm atmosphere after the city was hit by Typhoon Lingling on Saturday. The clean-up operation was reportedly over by Sunday morning.

The celebrations took place after North Korea's repeated missile tests in recent months in defiance of UN Security Council resolutions.

Mandatory Credit: NKTV

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