North Koreans gather at Mansu Hill, pay tribute to Kim Jong II on his sixth death anniversary [Photos]

Thousands of North Koreans marched up Pyongyang's Mansu Hill to bow and place flowers at the feet of two giant bronze statues of Kim Jong II and national founder Kim II Sung

FP Staff December 17, 2017 13:18:31 IST
Crowds of flower-bearing North Koreans on Sunday streamed passed statues and portraits of their leaders to pay respects on the sixth anniversary of the death of Kim Jong-Un's father, Kim Jong II. AP
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Crowds of flower-bearing North Koreans on Sunday streamed passed statues and portraits of their leaders to pay respects on the sixth anniversary of the death of Kim Jong-Un's father, Kim Jong II. AP
Thousands of North Koreans marched up Pyongyang's Mansu Hill to bow and place flowers at the feet of two giant bronze statues of Kim Jong II and national founder Kim II Sung. AP
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Thousands of North Koreans marched up Pyongyang's Mansu Hill to bow and place flowers at the feet of two giant bronze statues of Kim Jong II and national founder Kim II Sung. AP
Although the sense of national mourning is less intense than in previous years, North Koreans are expected to avoid drinking, entertainment and inappropriate displays of enjoyment on the day before and the day of the anniversary. AP
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Although the sense of national mourning is less intense than in previous years, North Koreans are expected to avoid drinking, entertainment and inappropriate displays of enjoyment on the day before and the day of the anniversary. AP
Senior ruling party officials visited a mausoleum on the outskirts of the city where the elder Kims lie in state at midnight. AP
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Senior ruling party officials visited a mausoleum on the outskirts of the city where the elder Kims lie in state at midnight. AP
Kim Jong II died of suspected heart attack on 17 December, 2011. AP
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Kim Jong II died of suspected heart attack on 17 December, 2011. AP