North Korean soldiers after paying their respects before the statues of late North Korean leaders Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il in Pyongyang. Photo: AFP North Korean soldiers after paying their respects before the statues of late North Korean leaders Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il in Pyongyang. Photo: AFP
North Korean soldiers after paying their respects before the statues of late North Korean leaders Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il in Pyongyang. Photo: AFP
North Korea

‘The feeling is special’: North Korea commemorates birth of founding father Kim Il-sung

North Koreans are taught from an early age to revere their leaders, and portraits of the late rulers gaze down in every home, school and workplace in the country

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North Korean soldiers after paying their respects before the statues of late North Korean leaders Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il in Pyongyang. Photo: AFP North Korean soldiers after paying their respects before the statues of late North Korean leaders Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il in Pyongyang. Photo: AFP
North Korean soldiers after paying their respects before the statues of late North Korean leaders Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il in Pyongyang. Photo: AFP
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