Looking inside ourselves and out at the world
Independent and neutral with regard to all political and religious orientations,® aims to promote awareness of the major democratic principles on which tolerance is based.

North Koreans mark former leader Kim Jong-il's birthday

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) North Koreans visited the statues of former leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong-il on Sunday (February 16) laying flowers in front of them to mark the birthday of Kim Jong-il. In video footage provided to Reuters by North Korea state news agency, KCNA, people placed baskets and bouquets of flowers in front of the statues before bowing and leaving. North Koreans are told that Kim Jong-il was born on February 16, 1942. February 16 is called the "Day of the Shining Star" and celebrated as a national holiday in North Korea. However, Kim's official biography is not reliable and many Western scholars believe he was born a year earlier. Kim Jong-il died of an apparent heart attack in December 2011 after ruling North Korea for 17 years. His youngest son Kim Jong Un was named North Korea's "Great Successor" after his father's death.

© DailyMotion -

Comment on this article!
To post a comment, we encourage you to become a member of® or log in if you are already a member. You can still post your commentwithout registering, but you will need to fill your personal information each time.

Become a member (free)   |   Log in

Postings are subject to the terms and conditions of®. Before submitting your message , you must read the Terms and conditions of® and agree to them by checking the box below.
Your name:
  I have read and agree to the Terms and conditions of®.
Follow us on ...
Facebook Twitter