Day of the Sun: North Korea marks Kim Il-sung's birthday

Posted : 2019-04-16 13:56 Updated : 2019-04-16 13:59
Students participate in a mass dance performance as part of celebrations marking the anniversary of the birth of late North Korean leader Kim Il Sung, known as the 'Day of the Sun', at the Monument to the Worker's Party Founding, in Pyongyang on April 15, 2019. AFP

Students participate in a mass dance performance as part of celebrations marking the anniversary of the birth of late North Korean leader Kim Il Sung, known as the 'Day of the Sun', at the Monument to the Worker's Party Founding, in Pyongyang on April 15, 2019. AFP

Students participate in a mass dance performance as part of celebrations marking the anniversary of the birth of late North Korean leader Kim Il Sung, known as the 'Day of the Sun', at the Monument to the Worker's Party Founding, in Pyongyang on April 15, 2019. AFP

Students participate in a mass dance performance as part of celebrations marking the anniversary of the birth of late North Korean leader Kim Il Sung, known as the 'Day of the Sun', at the Monument to the Worker's Party Founding, in Pyongyang on April 15, 2019. AFP

A woman wiper her eyes as she waits to pay her respects before the statues of late North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, as part of celebrations marking the anniversary of the birth of Kim Il Sung, known as the 'Day of the Sun', on Mansu hill in Pyongyang on April 15, 2019. AFP

People arrive to pay their respects before the statues of late North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, as part of celebrations marking the anniversary of the birth of Kim Il Sung, known as the 'Day of the Sun', on Mansu hill in Pyongyang on April 15, 2019. AFP

People bow as they pay their respects before the statues of late North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, as part of celebrations marking the anniversary of the birth of Kim Il Sung, known as the 'Day of the Sun', on Mansu hill in Pyongyang on April 15, 2019. AFP

A group of students leave after paying their respects before the statues of late North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, as part of celebrations marking the anniversary of the birth of Kim Il Sung, known as the 'Day of the Sun', on Mansu hill in Pyongyang on April 15, 2019. AFP

In a photo taken on April 12, 2019 a boy pulls a cart as participants attend a rehearsal understood to be for a 'mass games' performance, in Pyongyang. AFP

In a photo taken on April 12, 2019 participants attend a rehearsal understood to be for a 'mass games' performance, in Pyongyang. AFP

In a photo taken on April 12, 2019 a pedestrian walks past a North Korean flag displayed on a building in Pyongyang. AFP

In a photo taken on April 12, 2019 a portrait of late North Korean leader Kim Il Sung is displayed as attendees visit a 'Kimilsungia' flower show as part of celebrations marking the 'Day of the Sun', in Pyongyang. AFP

In a photo taken on April 12, 2019 attendees pose for photos at a 'Kimilsungia' flower show as part of celebrations marking the 'Day of the Sun', in Pyongyang. AFP

In a photo taken on April 12, 2019 staff members look at a phone as they wait for visitors during a 'Kimilsungia' flower show as part of celebrations marking the 'Day of the Sun', in Pyongyang. AFP

In a photo taken on April 12, 2019 a globe featuring the Korean peninsula is displayed during a 'Kimilsungia' flower show as part of celebrations marking the 'Day of the Sun', in Pyongyang. AFP

Copies of the English-language 'Pyongyang Times' newspaper are displayed in Pyongyang on April 13, 2019. - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is willing meet with US President Donald Trump a third time if Washington comes to the table with the "right attitude", state media reported. In a speech to Pyongyang's rubber-stamp parliament on April 12, Kim said the Hanoi meeting had made him question whether Washington is "genuinely interested" in improving its relations with Pyongyang. AFP

Commuters look at a copy of the Rodong Sinmun newspaper showing an image of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un, at a newstand in a subway station in Pyongyang on April 13, 2019. AFP