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“Longing in February“ – Missing General Kim Jong Il on “Day of Shining Star”, his Feb 16 birthday [Naenara]

Posted in DPR Korea, Kim Jong Il, Photos on February 20, 2014 by Zuo Shou / 左手

February 16 is the Day of the Shining Star, birth anniversary of General Kim Jong Il. In February every year with this significant day the Korean people more ardently long for him and their hearts throb, thinking of him all the time in the morning and in the evening. Kim Jong Il dedicated all his life to the people.

Thinking only of the people, he crossed all steep passes in the country to call on them. He always found himself on the road of field guidance all the year round, even on red-letter days and holidays. With parental affection for children, he thought of the food problem of the people at farms and asked about the living conditions of the workers before others at factories, and uncovered the cooking pot and acquainted himself in detail with the living conditions of the people when he visited their houses. He was a kindhearted father looking after the people across the country…

The whole army and people of Korea ceaselessly visit his bronze statues with earnest longing for and eternal loyalty to him who dedicated himself only to the people all his life.

February in Korea is not a flowering season. But the Korean people´s boundless longing for Kim Jong Il grows beautiful flowers out of season. The unchangeable loyalty of the Korean army and people who hold Kim Jong Il in high respect as their eternal father is the nutriment blooming Kimjongilia, the red flower of the sun, across the country.

Kimjongilias are growing at homes and workplaces and not only grown-ups but also children raise the flowers with longing. It is a unanimous wish of the Korean people to have him amid the scent of flowers forever.

Such ardent wish of the people unfolds a sea of beautiful flowers at the venue of the Kimjongilia Festival held every year drawing many visitors. Art performance [sic], photo exhibition and other colorful celebrations held on the occasion of the February holiday also inspire the people with earnest longing for him…

Excerpted; full article with photos: http://www.naenara.com.kp/en/news/news_view.php?0+71679

Fireworks Display Marks War Victory Anniversary in DPR Korea – PHOTOS [KCNA]

Posted in DPR Korea, Kim Il Sung, Kim Jong Il, Korean Central News Agency of DPRK, Photos, Pyongyang, Songun policy on July 29, 2012 by Zuo Shou / 左手

Pyongyang, July 27 (KCNA) — A fireworks display took place on the banks of the Pothong River on the evening of July 27, the 59th anniversary of the victory of the Korean people in the Fatherland Liberation War.

Various places of Pyongyang including Jonsung Square, Ponghwa Street, An Sang Thaek Street and Moran Hill along the banks of the Pothong River, around the Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Memorial Tower, were crowded with spectators.

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DPRK marks founding of ruling party with Arirang performace, Kim Jong Un attends – PHOTOS [Xinhua]

Posted in Arirang, DPR Korea, Kim Jong Un, Photos, Pyongyang, Workers Party of Korea WPK on October 10, 2010 by Zuo Shou / 左手

Kim Jong Un (2nd R), vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), watches mass gymnastic and artistic performance "Arirang" staged to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the founding of the WPK, in Pyongyang, capital of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), Oct. 9, 2010. (Xinhua/Yao Dawei)

Kim Jong Un, vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), watches mass gymnastic and artistic performance "Arirang" (Xinhua/Yao Dawei)

Mass gymnastic and artistic performance "Arirang" is staged to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the founding of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) in Pyongyang

Mass gymnastic and artistic performance "Arirang" is staged to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the founding of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) in Pyongyang

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A glance at DPR Korea people’s daily life – PHOTOS [People's Daily]

Posted in DPR Korea, Photos, Pyongyang on October 6, 2010 by Zuo Shou / 左手

September 28, 2010 

Local people read newspapers inside a subway station in Pyongyang, capital of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), Aug. 11, 2010. (Xinhua/Liu Yu)

 

Students learn Chinese at a university in Pyongyang, capital of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), Aug. 16, 2010. (Xinhua/Liu Yu)

 

The National Symphony Orchestra performs in Pyongyang, capital of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), Aug. 11, 2010. (Xinhua/Liu Yu)

 

A farmer is seen at a farm in Sariwon of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), Aug. 13, 2010. (Xinhua/Liu Yu)

 

Local women are seen in this photo taken on Aug. 15, 2010 in Pyongyang, capital of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). (Xinhua/Liu Yu)

 

Source: Xinhua
 

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Delegates of Workers’ Party of Korea arrive in Pyongyang for major conference – PHOTOS [People's Daily]

Posted in DPR Korea, Korean Central News Agency of DPRK, Photos, Pyongyang on September 28, 2010 by Zuo Shou / 左手

September 27, 2010 

A man walks past a sign in Pyongyang September 26, 2010. North Korea's ruling party will hold its biggest meeting in decades on September 28 to pick a new leadership, state media reported on September 21... The sign reads, "Congratulations, Conference of the Worker's Party of Korea". (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

 

Party delegates from rural areas arrive to attend a meeting of the ruling Worker's Party of Korea in Pyongyang September 26, 2010, in this picture released by North Korea's KCNA news agency on September 27, 2010. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

 

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DPR Korea: Workers Party of Korea Conference Sept. 28 2010 POSTER ART – PHOTOS [KCNA]

Posted in DPR Korea, Korean Central News Agency of DPRK, Photos on September 28, 2010 by Zuo Shou / 左手

 I’ll let those motivated readers do the caption translations themselves, there’s a lot of articles about this event to post.  – Zuo Shou / 左手

2010.07.17No.2010071715035
党代表者会ポスター
 
朝鮮で制作された今年9月上旬に招集される朝鮮労働党代表者会に関するポスター。「高い政治的熱意と輝かしい労働の成果で!」と記されている=2010.7

2010.07.17No.2010071715034
党代表者会ポスター
 
朝鮮で制作された今年9月上旬に招集される朝鮮労働党代表者会に関するポスター。「朝鮮労働党代表者会をわが党と祖国の青史に末永く輝く慶事に!」と記されている=2010.7

Pyongyang sees quiet National Day with few celebrations [Xinhua]

Posted in DPR Korea, Holidays, Kim Il Sung, Kim Jong Il, Korean Central News Agency of DPRK, Photos, Pyongyang on September 10, 2010 by Zuo Shou / 左手

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) holds a meeting to commemorate the 62nd anniversary of its founding at the 4.25 Cultural Hall in the capital of Pyongyang, Sept. 8, 2010, in this picture released by the country's KCNA news agency on Wednesday. (Xinhua/KCNA)

PYONGYANG, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) — The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) saw a quiet National Day on Thursday as the world was busy making speculation on the coming conference of the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK), the first of its kind in 44 years.

Though a state banquet is declared to be served at People’s Palace of Culture later in the day, Xinhua reporters saw virtually no celebrations held in Pyongyang.

Under early fall sunshine, the bronze sculpture of late leader Kim Il Sung in the center of Pyongyang had already been piled with baskets of flowers with the biggest one presented by incumbent leader Kim Jong Il, Kim Il Sung’s son.

Workers, students, soldiers … people from all walks of life, some of whom were in national costumes, queued in long line in front of the sculpture, waiting to present flowers to the former leader, also founder of the country.

The nearby Kim Il Sung Square, where thousands of people rehearsed group performance in the past few days, went empty, with only several workers repairing the damaged parts of the ground.

National flags were fluttering on street lampposts.  The passengers-by and cars on the streets were fewer than usual as people were taking National Day holidays at home.  However, a number of stalls were set up on pavements, selling soft drinks and socks.

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) holds a meeting to commemorate the 62nd anniversary of its founding at the 4.25 Cultural Hall in the capital of Pyongyang, Sept. 8, 2010, in this picture released by the country's KCNA news agency on Wednesday. (Xinhua/KCNA)

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DPRK’s Sinuiju city on China’s border hit by flooding – PHOTOS [Xinhua]

Posted in DPR Korea, Korean Central News Agency of DPRK, Photos on August 22, 2010 by Zuo Shou / 左手

This photo released by official news agency of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) KCNA shows the flooded Sinuiju city, North Phyongan Province, DPRK. Torrential downpours hit Sinuiju on Saturday, triggering heavy floods that submerged much of the city and causing huge property losses, the official news agency KCNA reported. (Xinhua/KCNA)

PYONGYANG, Aug. 21 (Xinhua) — Torrential downpours hit Sinuiju of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Saturday, triggering heavy floods that submerged much of the city and causing huge property losses, the official news agency KCNA reported. The report did not say whether there were casualties. The Yalu River overflowed due to more than 300 mm overnight rainfall in areas around Lake Suphung and heavy rains in border areas of China, according to the KCNA. “All dwelling houses, public buildings and arable land in Sangdan, Hadan, and Taji ris of the city, Soho and Ojok ris of Uiju County and other rural communities around the city have been submerged,” it said. Army troops and local citizens in North Phyongan Province have turned out in rescue work, the report said.

Editor: Zhang Xiang
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S Korean priest arrested after crossing MDL between North/South Korea: KCNA – PHOTOS [Xinhua]

Posted in DMZ, DPR Korea, Korean Central News Agency of DPRK, Korean Reunification, Korean War, Photos, Protest action, Pyongyang, south Korea on August 21, 2010 by Zuo Shou / 左手

A truly great protest and peace action for reunification in this time of orchestrated jingoistic war hysterics from the US and its S. Korean puppets. – 左手

Pastor Han Sang Ryol receives bouquet at sending-off ceremony in Pyongyang on August 20 (KCNA)

Pyongyangites fervently bidding farewell to Han Ryol, August 20 (KCNA Photo Service)

Pastor Han Sang Ryol, ardent Korean reunification figure, crossing Panmunjom into S. Korea, August 20 (KCNA Photo Service)

Women of DPRK sending off Pastor Han Sang Ryol at Panmunjom, August 20 (KCNA Photo Service)

Pastor Han Sang Ryol returning to S. Korea from the DPR Korea side at Panmunjom, aka MDL, August 20 (KCNA Photo Service)

PYONGYANG, Aug. 20 (Xinhua) — The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) confirmed Friday that South Korean priest Han Sang Ryol was arrested immediately after crossing the Military Demarcation Line (MDL).

The official KCNA news agency reported that when Han crossed the line with a Korean Peninsula flag in his hand at 3 p.m. local time, South Korean plain-clothed agents handcuffed him and took him away.

Before his departure from the DPRK, people from all walks of life, youth and students went to see him off. Han waved bouquets and chanted slogans — “national reunification” and “by our nation itself” — at the truce village of Panmunjom, the KCNA said.

Han, lauded as a pro-reunification figure by the DPRK media, arrived in Pyongyang on June 12 and visited various places and met different people in the DPRK.

The Red Cross Society of the DPRK has sent two notices to the South Korean Red Cross, asking them to guarantee the safety of Han after his return.

But the South Korean authorities said they did not approve Han’s return to South Korea through the MDL.

South Korean priest Han Sang Ryol addresses a press conference in Pyongyang, capital of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), Aug. 18, 2010. Han Sang Ryol said on Wednesday that he would return home through the Military Demarcation Line (MDL) despite South Korea's disapproval. Han appealed to South Korean authorities to return to the road of the June 15 Joint Declaration reached between DPRK and South Korean leaders. He arrived in Pyongyang on June 12 for a visit. (Xinhua/Yao Ximeng)

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Grand Gymnastic and Artistic Performance “Arirang” Starts in DPR Korea’s capital – PHOTOS [KCNA]

Posted in Arirang, DPR Korea, Korean Central News Agency of DPRK, Photos, Pyongyang on August 4, 2010 by Zuo Shou / 左手
 
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News from Central Korean News Agency of DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea)
 

"Arirang" Performance at Pyongyang's May Day Stadium on August 2, 2010. Scene of mass calisthenics from segment entitled "Our Prosperous Country" (the scene's title is displayed in Korean in the background) - Korean News Service

Foreign tourists enjoy the mass calisthenics / art performance spectacular "Arirang" that had it's first showing this year at May Day Stadium in Pyongyang - August 2, 2010 (Korean News Service)

Grand Gymnastic and Artistic Performance “Arirang” Starts 
 
 Pyongyang, August 2 (KCNA) — Grand gymnastic and artistic performance “Arirang”, winner of Kim Il Sung Prize, began at the May Day Stadium here on Monday.

It was originally produced on the occasion of the 90th birth anniversary of President Kim Il Sung and the 70th founding anniversary of the Korean People’s Army.

This time the creating staff has successfully re-portrayed it, including the production of Chapter [Scene] 5, “Arirang for friendship.”

Appreciating the opening performance were Yang Hyong Sop, vice-president of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly, Kang Nung Su, vice-premier, leading officials of working people’s organizations and ministries, servicepersons, working people in Pyongyang, overseas compatriots and foreign guests.

The performers made a great epic representation of the undying revolutionary exploits Kim Il Sung performed by achieving the historic cause of the country’s liberation through the hard-fought war against the Japanese imperialists and building a dignified socialist power independent in politics, self-supporting in economy and self-reliant in national defence in this land and the heroic struggle of servicepersons and people of the DPRK who are bringing about the great innovations and making leap forward in building a thriving nation while pushing back the frontiers of latest science under the Songun leadership of Kim Jong Il.

The performers presented dynamic gymnastic movements, beautiful music, elegant dances, ever-changing background scenes and gorgeous electronic displays, mesmerizing the spectators.

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