Tuesday, December 18, 2012
North Korea marks the anniversary of Kim Jong Il's death
North Koreans bow before the statues of late leaders Kim Il Sung, left, and his son Kim Jong Il, at Mansu Hill in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Dec. 17.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, attends a ceremony to reopen the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. Kim solemnly reopened the sprawling, granite mausoleum where his father's body lies in state as the nation marked the first anniversary of his death.
North Koreans observe a moment of silence at Mansudae in Pyongyang, on the first anniversary of Kim Jong Il's death on Dec. 17.
North Koreans visit the statues of late North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung, left, and Kim Jong Il to offer a silent prayer in central Pyongyang on Dec. 17. Picture released by the North's official KCNA news agency.
A North Korean traffic coordinator stands on a roadside near portraits of late leaders Kim Il Sung, left, and Kim Jong Il during a foggy morning on Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, on Dec. 17.
North Korean officials attend a memorial service for former leader Kim Jong Il in Pyongyang on Dec. 16 ahead of the first anniversary of his death.