North Koreans have gathered on Mansu Hill to bow to the bronze statues of late Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il. This ritual is part of the celebration of Kim Jong Il's birthday, the Day of the Shining Star. On February 16th, North Koreans will mark the 74th birthday anniversary of Kim Jong Il. The son of the Great Leader died in December 2011 at the age of 69.
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