- Title: Children gear up for North Korean founder's birth anniversary
- Date: 14th April 2017
- Summary: PYONGYANG, NORTH KOREA (APRIL 14, 2017) (REUTERS) EXTERIOR OF CHILDREN'S PALACE PICTURES OF KIM IL SUNG (SUPREME LEADER OF NORTH KOREA FROM ITS ESTABLISHMENT IN 1948 TO 1994) AND KIM JONG IL (KIM IL SUNG'S SON AND SUPREME LEADER OF NORTH KOREA FROM 1994 TO 2011) OUTSIDE CHILDREN'S PALACE
- Embargoed: 28th April 2017 14:48
- Keywords: North Korea Kim Jong Un anniversary
- Location: PYONGYANG, NORTH KOREA
- City: PYONGYANG, NORTH KOREA
- Country: North Korea
- Topics: Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0016CDFHON
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: North Korean children on Friday (April 14) rehearsed playing their musical instruments in preparation for massive celebrations on Saturday (April 15) to mark founding father Kim Il Sung's 105th birth anniversary.
A teacher working with students ahead of the Day of the Sun, the celebration day, said loyalty to Kim Jong Un is the most important lesson for the children.
Journalists on a visit to the reclusive state for the anniversary were shown after-school class activities such as music and calligraphy classes at Mangyongdae Children's Palace in the capital Pyongyang.
The celebrations will be held on Saturday amid rising tensions as U.S. aircraft carrier group steamed toward the region over fears that North Korea may conduct a sixth nuclear weapons test.
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