Kids are all smiles at North Korea's 24th international camp for children
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 00:45
North Korea hosts its 24th international Children's Camp with invited foreign and North Korean children in the eastern coastal city of Wonsan. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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North Korea held a commencement ceremony on Tuesday (July 29) for foreign children invited to the Songdowon International Children's Camp in Wonsan.
Video footage provided by the North's state news agency KCNA, which could not be independently verified by Reuters, showed North Korean children and other children from various countries attending the ceremony. the children also offered flowers at the statues of North Korea's founder Kim Il Sung and the late leader Kim Jong Il.
KCNA said children from Russia, Ireland, Vietnam and Tanzania attended its 24th international camp for children at the recently renovated camp site in the eastern coastal city of Wonsan.
During the camp, children will spend their days doing activities including marine sports and games, KCNA added.
The camp has an outdoor playground, gymnasium, indoor swimming pool and water park, an aquarium and an aviary, KCNA said.
Seoul's Yonhap News Agency said the Songdowon International Children's Camp was built in 1960 and renovated this year.
In early July, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visited the camp and inspected its facilities, KCNA said.
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