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North Koreans commemorate 19th anniversary of Kim Il-Sung's death

Monday, July 08, 2013 - 00:43

July 8 - North Koreans mark the 19th anniversary of the death of Kim-Il-Sung, by laying flowers at the statues of the founder, and of his son and former leader, Kim Jong-un. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: North Koreans on Monday commemorated the 19th anniversary of the death of Kim-Il-Sung, by laying flowers at the statues of the founder, and of his son and former leader, Kim Jong-un. Video shot by state media KCNA that could not be verfied by Reuters showed men, women and children in Pyongyang bowing in front of the statues as a sign of respect. A flower ornament in the name of the isolated state's leader Kim Jong-un, was also displayed. Kim Il-Sung led his country from its founding in 1948 through the 1950-53 Korean War and until he died in 1994. His son, Kim Jong-il, then took over.

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North Koreans commemorate 19th anniversary of Kim Il-Sung's death

Monday, July 08, 2013 - 00:43