Huge Crowds Mourn Kim Jong-II on Third Death Anniversary

December 17, 2014 11:26 AM

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Seoul: North Korean television showed tens of thousands of mourners bowing before a huge statue of Kim Jong-Il, as the regime marked the third anniversary of the former dictator's death today.

Wrapped up against the biting cold, endless rows of people were shown paying their respects to a 22-metre (72-foot) statue of the late leader and his father on Mansu Hill in Pyongyang, the epicentre of the personality cult surrounding the ruling Kim dynasty.

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