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

North Korea marks birthday of late leader Kim Jong-il ahead of summit with US

  • To commemorate the anniversary, known as “the Day of the Shining Star”, various cultural and sports events took place in Pyongyang
  • Kim Jong-il died in 2011. He ruled the country for 17 years
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People leave after paying their respects before the statues of late North Korean leaders Kim Jong-il and Kim Il-sung in Pyongyang. Photo: AFP
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