DPRK holds military parade to mark 100th birthday of Kim Il Sung

Kim Jong Un, leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) attends a military parade in Pyongyang, capital of the DPRK, on April 15, 2012. The DPRK staged massive celebrations in Pyongyang’s main square on Sunday with a grand military parade to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of founding leader Kim Il Sung. (Xinhua/Zhang Li)

Kim Jong Un, leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) attends a military parade in Pyongyang, capital of the DPRK, on April 15, 2012. The DPRK staged massive celebrations in Pyongyang’s main square on Sunday with a grand military parade to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of founding leader Kim Il Sung.(Xinhua/Zhang Li)

A military parade is held in Pyongyang, capital of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), on April 15, 2012. The DPRK staged massive celebrations in Pyongyang’s main square on Sunday with a grand military parade to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of founding leader Kim Il Sung.(Xinhua/Zhang Li)

Kim Jong Un (C), leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) attends a military parade in Pyongyang, capital of the DPRK, on April 15, 2012. The DPRK staged massive celebrations in Pyongyang’s main square on Sunday with a grand military parade to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of founding leader Kim Il Sung. (Xinhua/Zhang Li)

A military parade is held in Pyongyang, capital of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), on April 15, 2012. The DPRK staged massive celebrations in Pyongyang’s main square on Sunday with a grand military parade to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of founding leader Kim Il Sung.(Xinhua/Zhang Li)

A military parade is held in Pyongyang, capital of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), on April 15, 2012. The DPRK staged massive celebrations in Pyongyang’s main square on Sunday with a grand military parade to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of founding leader Kim Il Sung.(Xinhua/Zhang Li)

Fighter planes are seen during the military parade in Pyongyang, capital of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), on April 15, 2012. The DPRK staged massive celebrations in Pyongyang’s main square on Sunday with a grand military parade to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of founding leader Kim Il Sung.(Xinhua/Zhang Li)

Soldiers march at the military parade in Pyongyang, capital of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), on April 15, 2012. The DPRK staged massive celebrations in Pyongyang’s main square on Sunday with a grand military parade to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of founding leader Kim Il Sung.(Xinhua/Zhang Li)

A military parade is held in Pyongyang, capital of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), on April 15, 2012. The DPRK staged massive celebrations in Pyongyang’s main square on Sunday with a grand military parade to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of founding leader Kim Il Sung.(Xinhua/Zhang Li)

Soldiers march at the military parade in Pyongyang, capital of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), on April 15, 2012. The DPRK staged massive celebrations in Pyongyang’s main square on Sunday with a grand military parade to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of founding leader Kim Il Sung.(Xinhua/Zhang Li)

A military parade is held in Pyongyang, capital of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), on April 15, 2012. The DPRK staged massive celebrations in Pyongyang’s main square on Sunday with a grand military parade to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of founding leader Kim Il Sung.(Xinhua/Zhang Li)

Soldiers march at the military parade in Pyongyang, capital of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), on April 15, 2012. The DPRK staged massive celebrations in Pyongyang’s main square on Sunday with a grand military parade to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of founding leader Kim Il Sung.(Xinhua/Zhang Li)

Soldiers march at the military parade in Pyongyang, capital of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), on April 15, 2012. The DPRK staged massive celebrations in Pyongyang’s main square on Sunday with a grand military parade to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of founding leader Kim Il Sung.(Xinhua/Zhang Li)

Soldiers march at the military parade in Pyongyang, capital of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), on April 15, 2012. The DPRK staged massive celebrations in Pyongyang’s main square on Sunday with a grand military parade to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of founding leader Kim Il Sung.(Xinhua/Zhang Li)

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