calendar>>February 23. 2011 Juch 100
Kim Jong Il's Birthday Observed Abroad
Pyongyang, February 23 (KCNA) -- Events took place in various countries between Feb. 10 and 12 to celebrate the birthday of General Secretary Kim Jong Il.

They included meetings, photo exhibitions and film shows in Switzerland and Bulgaria and a lecture in Russia.

On display at their venues were works of President Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, photos on their immortal exploits and books and photos on the might of Juche Korea.

Present at the events were personages of the Swiss preparatory committee for commemorating the centenary of birth of Kim Il Sung, Switzerland-Korea Committee, Swiss Group for the Study of the Juche Idea, Bulgarian Group for the Study of the Juche Idea and the Russian Association for the Study of the Juche Idea and popular masses.

Korean films shown included "Glorious Kim Jong Il's Birthplace in Paektusan Secret Camp", "DPRK Shining with Arms of Mt. Paektu" and "Pyongyang Today"

A congratulatory message to Kim Jong Il was adopted at a meeting in Switzerland.

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