Two bronze statues of North Korea's late founder Kim Il-sung (left) and late leader Kim Jong-il formed the centrepiece of the memorial ceremony at Mansu Hill in Pyongyang. Photo: Kyodo Two bronze statues of North Korea's late founder Kim Il-sung (left) and late leader Kim Jong-il formed the centrepiece of the memorial ceremony at Mansu Hill in Pyongyang. Photo: Kyodo
Two bronze statues of North Korea's late founder Kim Il-sung (left) and late leader Kim Jong-il formed the centrepiece of the memorial ceremony at Mansu Hill in Pyongyang. Photo: Kyodo

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Two bronze statues of North Korea's late founder Kim Il-sung (left) and late leader Kim Jong-il formed the centrepiece of the memorial ceremony at Mansu Hill in Pyongyang. Photo: Kyodo Two bronze statues of North Korea's late founder Kim Il-sung (left) and late leader Kim Jong-il formed the centrepiece of the memorial ceremony at Mansu Hill in Pyongyang. Photo: Kyodo
Two bronze statues of North Korea's late founder Kim Il-sung (left) and late leader Kim Jong-il formed the centrepiece of the memorial ceremony at Mansu Hill in Pyongyang. Photo: Kyodo
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